Sail Maker's Seam Rubber, Whalebone; Unknown maker; 1858; RI.W2002.1472
Sail Maker's Seam Rubber, WhaleboneAbout this object
This nineteenth century seam creaser (or rubber) is carved out of whale bone and engraved like scrimshaw. These tools were used by sail makers to flatten and crease the seams of sails. They were often highly decorative, almost the sail maker's badge of office. This tool is engraved with the date 1858 and the initials 'J.G with the image of a Crown'.
organic, animal, bone, mammal bone, whale boneInscription and Marks
Engraved on one face of the wedge. 'J.G and the image of a Crown'
Engraved on the other face of the wedge is the date:'1858'.
The accession number W2002.1472 has been marked on the handle.
h 120 mm x w 40 x d 20 mmSubject and Association Keywords