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Rope & Ropemaking

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  1. Introduction  (current page)
  2. Ropemaking

Introduction

Rope is an essential part of life both at sea and ashore . It has been the building block of all civilisations.

 Rope can be made from many materials .

 This selection of images shows some of the equipment used to make rope and some interesting examples of the ropemakers art.

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Flagon covered with ropework

Flagon covered with ropework

Flagon covered with ropework

Heaving mallets ranging in size from 6-24 inches overall

Heaving mallets

Heaving mallets ranging in size from 6-24 inches overall

An all wood sailmakers stitch heaver from Portugal .

An all wood sailmakers stitch heaver from Portugal .

An all wood sailmakers stitch heaver from Portugal .

Sailors performing various tasks on the rigging

Sailors at work in the rigging

Sailors performing various tasks on the rigging

Sticks with weighted heads

Night Sticks

Sticks with weighted heads

Two case in which sailors would keep their sailneedles in

Needle cases

Two case in which sailors would keep their sailneedles in

hand dressing of hemp

hand dressing of hemp

hand dressing of hemp

Wright's Rope Walk 1770s

Wright's Rope Walk 1770s

Wright's Rope Walk 1770s

A heaving mallet at work

Heaving mallet with heaving board

A heaving mallet at work

Sailmaker’s seam rubber 1989.2.1

Sailmakers seam rubber

Sailmaker’s seam rubber 1989.2.1

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Ropemaking

This page is part of the Narrative Theme(s): Maritime Trades

This page is part of the Online Exhibition(s): Rope & Ropemaking