Corkscrew end of iron 'worm' tool, ca. 1890

Contributed by Great Cranberry Island Historical Society

Corkscrew end of iron 'worm' tool, ca. 1890

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Description

The iron "worm" tool is similar to a large corkscrew. With a handle attached, it would have been used to insert or remove wadding from a long tube, perhaps even a ship's a cannon.

This "worm" was found buried on Preble House property on Great Cranberry Island. Among his many enterprises, William Pitt Preble built and salvaged ships on the island.

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About This Item

  • Title: Corkscrew end of iron 'worm' tool, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Local Name: Great Cranberry Island
  • Town: Cranberry Isles
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Iron
  • Dimensions: 23.5 cm x 7.62 cm
  • Local Code: 1000.116.1116
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
PO Box 12, Cranberry Isles, ME 04625
(207) 244-7800
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