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Handmade "cat of nine tails" with copy of House of Representatives 1848 list of seamen, their offens

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Artifacts Start Price:480.00 USD Estimated At:600.00 - 900.00 USD
Handmade  cat of nine tails  with copy of House of Representatives 1848 list of seamen, their offens
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This item SOLD at 2019 May 03 @ 18:00UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Handmade "cat of nine tails" with copy of House of Representatives 1848 list of seamen, their offenses, and the number of "lashes with cats." 335 grams, 46" long. A fearsome nine-tailed rope instrument of torture used in the British and US Navies, our example in original well-preserved condition. Book accompanying it is extremely interesting for its lists of infractions requiring "lashes with cats," such as the ship's cook receiving twelve lashes for bad cooking or a seaman robbing a church, being lousy or beastly drunk. With photo-certificate, pedigreed to our Auction #22 (lot #1520).