Rigging Eye with Chaffing Gear, Ship's Deck Sail Hardware [156843]

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Rigging Eye with Chaffing Gear, Ship's Deck Sail Hardware [156843]
250.00USD+ (50.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2022 Dec 03 @ 12:18UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
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Rigging eye with chaffing gear by Ship's Deck Sail Hardware recovered in 1991 from the stern area of the S.S. Central America shipwreck. 2" (rope) diameter, 7.5" across x 6". This is a multi-rope connection device intended to keep the attachment of two ropes from abrading and chaffing. It was used in the rigging of the mast and yards process. Here, a fine hand-stitched leather covering wraps around a four-strand organic line (rope). The leather is encrusted with rust.

Date: 1857
Country (if not USA):
Provenance: SS Central America Collection