Item 14544 - Sailmaking heaver, ca. 1900

Item 14544 - Sailmaking heaver, ca. 1900
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Item 14544
Sailmaking heaver, ca. 1900
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A sailmaker uses a heaver as a "windlass" to tighten stitching or the wrapped seizing.

The sail twine is wrapped around the shaft of the heaver several times, and the handle is turned accordingly to tension the stitching or seizing. "WBD" is marked on the handle.

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