Artwork : ArchiveNo00136

Deck Brush Head 1758


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Artefact

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Contributor

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Contributor Name HMS Victory
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Profession

Location Portsea
Collection Date 05.06.08
Artefact Name Deck Brush Head
Artefact Description It is a large wooden block (a pole would have fitted in this to form the brush). A perforated wooden plate where boar bristles were placed.
Artefact Date 1758
Artefact Stored Carpenter’s store, HMS Victory
Artefact Form

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Sample Taken Boar hair bristles
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History of Artefact It is from HMS Invincible which sank in 1758. The brush head has a broad arrow (roughly inscribed) to show that it was property of the government. It was used for brushing and scrubbing the decks.
Historian Peter Goodwin
Previous Owners HMS Invincible
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