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Whaling shoulder gun for bomb lances; After 1878; L1994.351.50

Object number

L1994.351.50

Name/Title

Whaling shoulder gun for bomb lances

Object Type

Object/History

Brief Description

Introduced in 1878 by Ebenezer Pierce and Selmar Eggers, New Bedford gun manufacturers, the shoulder gun fired a dart-shaped lance with folding rubber fins and an explosive head into the harpooned whale to kill it.

Date Made

After 1878

Medium and Materials

Bronze

Measurements

930mm (L)

Subject Keywords

Whaling & Sealing

Credit Line

On loan from Auckland War Memorial Museum

Copyright Licence

All rights reserved