Glass Float x 2; 16

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Mangawhai Museum

Name/Title

Glass Float x 2

About this object

Two green glass fishing floats.
The first float is approximately size of a soccer ball. It has a knob of glass on the bottom with the markings P C F with a cross top and bottom.
The P C F marking is believed to be German and is one of the most common glass floats to be found in old, norwegian boathouses, which also is a result of the trading traditions between Norway and Germany.

It was picked up by Albert Wood in the 1920's on Mangawhai Beach where the breach occurred circa 1979 that established a new harbour entrance.

The second glass float is of a darker colour and the approximate size of a large softball. It has the markings F G C on one end and Made in England on the other end.
It was made by Fosters Glass Company, Lancashire, England. Circa 1900.

Measurements

A: 23 cm diameter, H 20 cm
B: H 12 cm

Object Type

Glass Float

Object number

16

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