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|Description||A whalebone fid: a tool used in rigging and sailmaking. The bone would be taken from the lower jaw of a sperm whale. Four lines have been engraved round the upper end. This is an example of the more functional type of scrimshaw.|
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the copyright holder and would welcome any information that would help us update our records. Please contact the Picture Library.|
|Measurements||280 x 32 mm|
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