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Shoe horn from the wreck of the 'James Crossfield'

Date made: early 19th century

Description: Shoehorn.

From the wreck of the 'James Crossfield' at Derbyhaven in 1827.

The clipper ship James Crossfield was en route from Calcutta to Liverpool when it was wrecked on Langness, the first indication being bales of cotton washed ashore. Of the crew of thirty and two passengers, there were no survivors. In the days that followed nearly 100 men were engaged in saving the valuable cargo. The wreck led to renewed calls from mariners for a light to be installed on Langness, the site of many wrecks.

Measurements: overall: 31 x 6 x 7 cm

Materials: animal: horn

Object name: shoe horn

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1954-1735


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