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Fishnet float

1998.335 (RS22919)

Description

Hand blown colorless glass ball surrounded by netting which is tied together at top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1900
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
glass (material)
glassblowing
rope
Object type
Fishing & Trapping T&E
Descriptive terms
Float
floats (fishing equipment)
Glass
glass (material)
glassblowing
Hand Blown
Rope
rope
Dimensions
7 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.335
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18287

Comments

glass fishnet float #

AvatarPosted by Tom Rizzo on February 11, 2014
Hello,
I am the author of the glass fishing float blog: www.seahermit.blogspot.com. It's a pleasure to see the floats displayed on your site, and I wish to thank you for your work. I have to comment on the date you have ascribed one float to having been made - 1800-1850. That time frame is a mistake. The first floats made in the Boston area for fishermen, were produced in 1880/81. The first known American-made glass float is an S.H. Davis float 1876/77. If you wish further information about your floats, I would be happy to be of assistance.
Sincerely,
Tom Rizzo

Fishnet Float #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant - Collection Manager on February 11, 2014
Thank you so much for your comment, Mr. Rizzo.
We are always looking to improve the information in our database. I will make the corrections to the object record and I will take a look at your blog for future reference.
Sincerely,
Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager