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Americana at Auction

November 18, 2005 – November 19, 2005

Lot #793
Temp #15019
DepartmentGeneral Marine
Sold For $1,300.00   (hammer price)
 $1,495.00   (price including buyer's premium)
Last Updated November 19, 2005

Description

IMPORTANT AMERICAN IRON HARPOON A hand-dated explosive harpoon patented in the United States was invented in 1872 by Charles Freeman of Brewster, Massachusetts. It is stamped with a patent date of May 7, 1873. The harpoon is approx. 36 long. The head is not present.

Condition

As stated, the head is not present.

The description of the item above may not be the final version used in the catalog. The descriptions are as yet unedited and may contain mistakes. The description, estimates and photos could all be wrong. In rare cases they may not end up in this sale. Once the items have received their lot number the descriptions will have been changed if needed.
 

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