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Small Clothespin


Martha's Vineyard Museum

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About this artifact

A clothespin, or peg, is a tool used to fasten clothes to a rope line for drying. Clothespins were also used for playing a tossing game called "Peg in the Bottle." This scrimshaw peg was most likely carved on a whaling voyage and brought back as a gift.

Width: 1/4" Length: 3 3/4"

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