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H.M.S. Eurydice 1781 Oak Pipe Rest.

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    Posted 1 month ago

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    An English Oak pipe rest found with many other items in my attic. I realised what it was some time ago but only yesterday did I notice the inscription on the back , H.M.S. Eurydice. It was broken up in 1834 at Deptford dockyard just 4 miles from Woolwich Arsenal, where the builder of my 1920s Saskatchewan house originated.
    It would have been a fitting of the ship rather than a souvenir made after it's break up is my assumption.

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    1. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 month ago
      I would not recognize that, for what it is or what it is from. Can you tell us any more about how it was used? THANKS for the education anyways!!
    2. manitou71, 1 month ago
      AnythingObscure, thanks for the question, I didn't immediately recognise its purpose but it was with another multiple use wooden object which included a lined tobacco container. The early brass nail actually shows wear to one top edge which indicated it had acted as a rest during its life . it has been sitting on a mid 17th century English oak coffer since I found it which has that soft same patina and grain . Then 60 odd years ago I smoked a pipe and when I put it aside it wou ld tilt sideways and spill a little , I learned to rest it always against something. Google then and find many similar ideas some in stiff leather , china etc. I hope the name is fairly clear , the shine of the oak hid the print until the magic moment it didn't. One photo shows an angled cut with a nail hole so it was fastened to something probably on a swelling sea it would need a little help to secure it. Xtra info- Fletcher Christian ( Bounty fame) signed on to the Euridice-his first ship! Thanks again for the loves .
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 month ago
      THANKS AGAIN manitou71 for all the way-cool further details!! I'm highly unlikely to ever come across one in this part of the USA, but if I ever do I'll know what it is now?!! :-) :-) :-) :-)

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