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Vegetable slicer

Sailors' craftwork

Object connections:

Collection Sailors' craftwork, Decorative art
ExhibitionsThe Atlantic: Slavery, Trade, Empire, Trade and Commerce
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID AAA0038
Description A vegetable slicer made from whalebone. An example of the utilitarian items made from whalebone such as clothes pegs and pie crimpers. It may have been made commercially rather than by whalemen. This type of item is stll regarded as scrimshaw. It is likely to be associated with the London whale fleet. The owner's initial 'A' has been roughly carved on the end of the handle.
Date made 19th century

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials bone; iron alloy
Measurements Overall: 26 x 230 x 77 mm
  • Vegetable slicer (AAA0038)
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