Hughe Deeplead with leadline to find the 100 fathom line when coming from the Ocean

Hughe Deeplead with leadline to find the 100 fathom line when coming from the Ocean

Stock Number: NM.3-08

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

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Category: Navigational instruments

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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 meters, small marklines with little knots. One markline with one knot gives a depth of ten meter, two marklines with nine knots gives ninety meters. Every five meter is maked with a simple markline. Fifty and hundred meters 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 Continental.

 

Date: 1850-1890
LD reel: 80×32 cm   (31,5×13 in)
Signed: not signed
Origin: Continental
Condition: perfect, working and wear consistent with age and use

 

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