Hughe Deepsea Lead with line to find the 100 fathom line when coming from the Ocean

Hughe Deepsea Lead with line to find the 100 fathom line when coming from the Ocean

Stock Number: NM.3-08

E 1150,=

Deeplead of 12 kilo with leadline on a real to find waterdepth and type of soil.

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Navigational instruments

Description

Deeplead of 12 kilo with leadline on a real to find waterdepth and type of soil. The length of the line is 183 meters, 100 fathoms. At equally distances, every ten fathoms, small marklines with little knots. One markline with one knot gives a depth of ten meter, two marklines with nine knots gives ninety fathoms. Every five fathom is maked with a simple markline. Fifty and hundred fathom is marked with a leather vane.

The octagonal lead is 46 centimeters long, diameter 70 milimeters. At the bottom is a hole to put in some fat. Adhere soil gives an indication of the structure of the seabottom.

The reel is made of oak. Assumed British.

 

Date: 1850-1890

LD reel: 80×32 cm   (31,5×13 in)

Signed: not signed

Origin: England

Condition: perfect, working and wear consistent with age and use

 

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NL ARCHIPEL - International Maritime Galery

Archipel – International Maritime Galery in the Netherlands, sets itself to maritime objects of before 1900. The managing director worked as officer with the mercantile marine and the Royal Navy. As curator he was connected to one of the university museums in the Netherlands. As seaman and curator he has a lot of knowledge of naval history.

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