Antique 1840 Copper Watch Fob from Convict Ship Success

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  • Item Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 04, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Antique 1840 Copper Watch Fob from Convict Ship Success

is an Antique 1800's Watch Fob~ "Original Copper taken from Convict Ship Success Built 1790" with engraving of the ship~ It was a Prison Ship for criminals actually built in 1840 at Natmoo Shipyard, Tenasserim, Burma as a Full Rigged Ship~ A flyer circulated with the ship when she was being displayed stated that she was built at Moulmeir, Burma in 1790, thus the wrong date on the fob.~ Great Antique Watch Fob with a Historical Background ~ copper from a ship built in 1840

1.25" x 1.25"

From Swayze's The Great Lakes Shipwreck File: "Barkentine, wood, 3-mast (all teak construction). Built in 1840, Natmoo Shipyard, Tenasserim, Burma as a full-rigged ship. (A flyer circulated with the ship when she was being displayed stated that she was built at Moulmein, Burma, in 1790. The information above is from Lloyd's, which does not list the ship before 1840.) Ship Size: 117' x 27' x 23' Ship Owner: Walter Kolbe of Port Clinton, OH Gross Tonnage: 622 Type of Ship: From Swayze's The Great Lakes Shipwreck File: "Barkentine, wood, 3-mast (all teak construction). Built in 1840, Natmoo Shipyard, Tenasserim, Burma as a full-rigged ship. (A flyer circulated with the ship when she was being displayed stated that she was built at Moulmein, Burma, in 1790. The information
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