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Model of The Hearty, A Sailing Ship

Model of the Hearty, a sailing ship

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Carved Head Part of A Term

Carved head, used to decorate interiors of ships in the 17th century. Found on seashore at St Just 1780. Part of a mythical figure on a quadrangular base. Note spanish beard and hairstlye and exotic pineapple designs above his head.

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Octant

Used by Captain Saundry in teaching navigation at Penzance

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Spirit Keg

Wooden oak cask bound with six brass hoops on side and flattened with bung in centre top made from timbers of HMS Indus by a Penzance seaman

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Model of The Trinity House Steamer Mermaid

Boat built in 1897, square section bottle

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Carving In A Bottle By Captain Ellis

Old Sailor's art in a bottle from the ship of Captain Ellis, Scilly. Round section bottle, model depicts Scottish Thistle, carved cross. Filled with a fluid. Late C.19th

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Wood Carving In Bottle

Inscribed January 1957, Heamoor J C Burt various wood carving shapes including ladder and starshapes rope webbing around neck of bottle

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Map of The County of Cornwall And Scilly Isles From A Survey In 1826 And 1827

Half a bound map of the County of Cornwall and Scilly Isles from a survey in 1826 and 1827. Printed onto linen and bound with green edging. Map only shows the bottom half of Cornwall. Measures 6 x 3 feet when unfolded.

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Tallow Dips, 13 In All

Thirteen candles of varying lengths, all the same thickness.

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Tin Ingot, With Raised Inscription EIC Plus Undecipherable Mark

Tin ingot with raised inscription EIC ( undecipherable mark 180 mm by 50 mm)

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Tin Workers Pick

Hammer pick with wooden handle and metal head

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Wooden Shovel

Part of a wooden tin streamer's shovel found in 1835 inscription on paper stuck to back "Found by some tin streamers in what the country people call the Jews Smelting House in 1835" the old people remember a grove of trees that once grew on this spot Botrea

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Way Bill For Tin

Way bill for tin Trereife smelting house

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Spoon, Decorated With Scenes of Nevada

Silver spoon decorated with scenes from Nevada, California, bears name of Eureka Mine which has Cornish connections

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Poem "Arise Ye Miners of Cornwall"

Photographed copy, printed by R. Woolcock

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Tin Stamp

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Smelting House Stamp, Lamb And Flag, Carvedras, Truro

Lamb and Flag, lamb looking left

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Brass House Mark

Flag of St George Lamb looking left standing on wool

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Smelting House Mark, Chyandour

Lamb and Flag looking left with Saint George flag

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Part of An Ingot Bearing A Smelting House Mark

"E Sh Tin Ng Co uth" probably The Cornish Tin Smelting Company, Redruth

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Smelting House Stamp of Chyandour

Small brass house mark in reverse Chyandour with Lamb and Flag, looking left.

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Smelting House Mark, Saint Ives

Lamb and Flag with the flag of Saint George

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