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Splicing pin

Object Number: 
1951.416
Date: 
1829-1850
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 5/8 in. ( 20.3 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on handle: "A BOLT THAT WAS DRAWN FROM THE/ STEAM FRIGATE FULTON 1ST/ AFTER THE EXPLOSION OF JUNE 4TH/1829/ HENRY GUICARD/ WILLIAMSBURG/LONG ISLAND/ STATE OF NEW YORK"
Description: 
Cast bronze splicing pin with tapered shaft and faceted molded handle.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this is a blunt bolt from the 'Demologus' (Fulton the First), built by Robert Fulton in 1814. The Demologus was accidentally destroyed by the explosion of gunpowder at the Brooklyn Navy yard on June 4, 1828. It was the first warship in the world. The blunt bolt was used to splice rope.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Alfred Van Santvoord Olcott
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group