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Harpoon for Greener gun

W Fowler1860s

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

A 19th century whaling harpoon stamped W. Fowler, fired from a Greener Gun, hence known as Greener Irons.
The harpoon has double barbs, also known as stop withers.

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Details

  • Title: Harpoon for Greener gun
  • Creator: W Fowler
  • Date: 1860s
  • Location: Scotland
  • Type: Harpoon
  • Significance: This harpoon is typical of the 1860s whaling period in the Southern Seas.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Metal
  • Dimensions: 36 x 1266 x 140 mm, 4.7 kg
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection

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