Swan floater

Collection Type

  • Transportation

Date

1785-1830

GUSN

GUSN-26163

Description

Hand carved swan figure. Painted white body with pieced grey tail/rudder. Used as "floater" or buoy marker to hold diver's air line in Ebenezer Clifford's diving bell experiments.

Details

Descriptive Terms

buoys
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Buoy, FishingBuoy, Fishing

Associated Building

Gilman Garrison House (Exeter, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Fishing & Trapping T&E; Fishing Equipment

Dimensions

20 1/2 x 35 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perry Dudley

Accession Number

1966.1348

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