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Life-line throwing stick

Date made: 1890 (circa)

Maker / artist: unknown

Date collected: unknown

Material: bamboo|rope|lead

Period: Victorian

Accession number: F7194

Life line throwing stick. Thrown from the shore, or from a boat towards a drowning person, with a rope (the lifeline) attached through the loop. The person in distress would grab the lifeline and be pulled to safety. The lump of lead on the end made it easier to throw further and more accurately.

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