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14336 Rare Whale OIl Tryworks Bailer

Product Description

This is an exceedingly rare whale oil tryworks bailer mounted on original wooden pole. Sheet metal "pail" with wrought iron attachment ring and 5/8 in. diameter shaft with socket and support tang. OA length approx. 80 in.; length of shaft and socket only, 26 in. The pail is 10 1/2 in. in diameter at the open end, 8 3/4 in. in diameter at the bottom and is 9 in. deep. The condition is very good, with normal expected pitting. The pole is approx. 50 in. long and 1 3/4 in. in diameter with a hole 10 1/2 in. from the butt end through which there is a loop of line and marlin wrapping beneath it.

A very scarce and desirable 19th century whale ship implement. Ex. collection: Stanton whaling family of New Bedford.

14336 Rare Antique Tryworks Bailer
Item# 14336

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