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THE SAIL MAKER

The sailmakerfabricated and assembled canvas articles used on ships, Such as sails, awnings, covers and so on. He kept his needles in a horn containing tallow or grease, This kept them from rusting and made them easier to use. The thread used for sewing was imbrued with bees` wax. Instead of using a tumble, he wore a special glove, a sailmaker`s palm To force the needle thought the canvas.

The sail maker also manufactured canvas-buckets. Such buckets filled with water were kept in every house in the Village of Skudeneshavn in case of fire.

Our man is working on sails for a 3-masted Schooner. His draft is a detailed copy of the original one from 1909

 

Museet i Mælandsgården, v/ Skudenes Historielag, N-4280 SKUDENESHAVN. Tlf. +47 52 84 54 60
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