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Wooden fid from Continental Navy ship (Revolutionary War).

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Maritime Start Price:200.00 USD Estimated At:250.00 - 375.00 USD
Wooden fid from Continental Navy ship (Revolutionary War).
SOLD
200.00USDto pirateanna+ (38.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2009 Apr 14 @ 22:37UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Wooden fid from Continental Navy ship (Revolutionary War). 189.8 grams, 13" long, 1¾" in diameter. A long, wooden wedge of cylindrical cross-section with sharp point, used for unwinding strands of rope on board ships, this example with an important provenance, the wood pristine and solid. With old sticker that states: "Fid said to have been used in the Continental Navy in the Revolution—from the effects of grandfather Commodore Jacobus Wynkoop of Ulster County, N.Y."