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Both of iron with hand-forged conical sockets for hafts. Both are toggle harpoons and probably date to the mid-19th century. Both retain a dark patina with some scattered corrosion. One features a safety. Toggle-headed harpoons were developed first by Lewis Temple (1800-1854) in 1848. temple was born as a slave in Virginia and who earned his freedom and worked as a blacksmith in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the whaling capital of the world. Condition: Dimensions: Largest: 24 - 1/4".

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Lot of 2: 19th Century Toggle Whaling Harpoons.

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2000 N Reading Road
Denver, PA 17517
United States
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