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Wooden Mallet


Nantucket Historical Association

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About this artifact

The cooper needed many tools, including a wooden mallet or hammer, to create the casks, or barrels used to store whale oil in the holds of a ship. This type of mallet was also known as a caulking mallet, used to put caulking between the planks of the vessel's hull to keep it watertight.

Width 12 " Length: 12 1/2"

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