Sailmaking heaver, ca. 1900
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A sailmaker uses a heaver as a "windlass" to tighten stitching or the wrapped seizing.
The sail twine is wrapped around the shaft of the heaver several times, and the handle is turned accordingly to tension the stitching or seizing. "WBD" is marked on the handle.
- Title: Sailmaking heaver, ca. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1890
- Town: Camden
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Iron, wood
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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