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S/3940 Antique Treen Early 20th Century Beech Fid

A small plain sail maker's beech fid for splicing smaller ropes, having a medium colour and retaining a patination. They came in various sizes, and on whaling ships they were often made of whalebone. In other vessels oak and teak were used, but mostly lignum vitae. The largest one recorded is 52 inches long and is in the Worthing Museum in Sussex.

Sold 6 in. (15 cm.) Wide
1 in. (2.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1920