Glass Float x 2; 16
Glass Float x 2About this object
Two green glass fishing floats.
The first float is approximately size of a soccer ball. It has a knob of glass on the bottom with the markings P C F with a cross top and bottom.
The P C F marking is believed to be German and is one of the most common glass floats to be found in old, norwegian boathouses, which also is a result of the trading traditions between Norway and Germany.
It was picked up by Albert Wood in the 1920's on Mangawhai Beach where the breach occurred circa 1979 that established a new harbour entrance.
The second glass float is of a darker colour and the approximate size of a large softball. It has the markings F G C on one end and Made in England on the other end.
It was made by Fosters Glass Company, Lancashire, England. Circa 1900.
A: 23 cm diameter, H 20 cm
B: H 12 cm