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Hank of silkworm gut fishing line; Spain 1880

Hank of silkworm gut fishing line; Spain 1880

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Description (Brief)
One of five hanks of Spanish silkworm gut fishing line, "Extra salmon trout"; Spain 1880. Imported by and purchased from Conroy, Bissett & Malleson, 65 Fulton St. NY, NY. For the London Fisheries Exhibition, 1883. See the US National Museum Bulletin No.127, p.27.
Used for trout, salmon and bass leaders. Price $4.00 per 100. (No. E-42833: "Extra Salmon Trout").
Currently not on view
Object Name
silkworm gut
fishing line
date made
ca. 1880
place made
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
overall: 3/4 in x 22 3/8 in x 1 in; 1.905 cm x 56.8325 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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