Allen's bomb lance

Allen's bomb lance

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Location
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Object Name
Harpoon
patent date
September 19th
patentee
Allen, Oliver
inventor
Allen, Oliver
Physical Description
metal, iron (overall material)
wood (shank material)
Measurements
overall: 42 3/16 in; x 107.15625 cm
ID Number
AG.056372
catalog number
056372
accession number
012300
patent number
4767
Credit Line
Joesph B. Macy through the U.S. Fish Commission
subject
Whaling
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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