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22nd May 2020

While documentation work remains on hold for the time being, here are a few examples of objects which were documented before the current Coronavirus restrictions were put in place.

A glass float

A glass float, which would have been used to suspend a fishing net or long line in the water. This type of float was later replaced by designs made of plastic or foam.

A ship's lantern

A pale blue, painted metal electrical ship’s lantern with a cable. It has a curved glass panel around the front and sides, and a sliding door to access the light fitting at the back. The inscription on the front of the metal top indicates that it was used on a ship’s mast head.

A Brighouse Fender

A Humber keel Brighouse fender, made from a wooden block covered with rope. Handles are attached at the top and base. Fenders are used as buffers to protect the sides of vessels from the edges of their dock. This design of fender was created specifically for use by Yorkshire keels.

A Wilson Line bucket

A tin bucket embossed with ‘WILSON LINE’ in capital lettering.