Thimble

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Thimble.
Classification
CH classification HANDCRAFTS Sewing & Needlework Eqpt thimble
Measurements
Ht 18, Base dia 17
Media/Materials description
Copper alloy
History and use
In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts. Thimble found near the crews' quarters.

HMS Pandora
Registration number
MA8280

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