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14391,a Whaling Spade Signed by Rare Maker

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Marked "BURBANK  CAST STEEL" this cutting-in blubber spade was made by a blacksmith whose mark we have previously never encountered.  20 3/8 in. long, 5 in. max. blade width.  Ca. 1860's. Very nice condition.  

Josiah C. Burbank worked in New Bedford for Butts and Smith in the 1840's and probably for J and T Durfee in the 1850's.  In the 1860's he moved to Charlestown, Ma. where he continued his craft.  

14391,a Whaling Spade by Rare Maker
Item# 14391a

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