Corkscrew end of iron 'worm' tool, ca. 1890
Contributed by Great Cranberry Island Historical Society
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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.
- 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
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