Plumb Bob and Line

Object Detail

About This Object
A plumb bob is a weight, usually with a pointed tip on the bottom, suspended from a string and used as a vertical reference line, or plumb-line. This example has been dated to the early 1900s and engraved with ‘A. Harbord’ with a delicate pattern. There is a sharp point to the end of the bob and an acorn designed top unscrews to allow the line to be removed. The line attached is a black coated material with possible cotton line inside. Likely it was used here in the dockyard by A. Harbord.
Catalogue Number
Hand Tools
Height: 112mm
Width: 53mm
Depth: 55mm (2 3/16")
Production Date
Circa 1910
Production Period
Early Twentieth Century/Twentieth century