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HMS Racehorse thimble

Date made: Built 1806

Description: Complete, penannular ships thimble. When ropes had a loop in them, these metal thimbles were often added on the inside of the loop to reinforce them and prevent wear and tear.

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Measurements: 58 mm (diameter); 47.8 g (weight)

Materials: copper alloy (bronze)

Date found: 1983

Object name: thimble

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 2022-0037/0030

Subject tags : #HMSRACEHORSE


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