HMRN Sailmaker's Warrant Badge.
US NAVY Sailmaker's Rating badge.. 3rd class petty officer (pre 1918)
SAILMAKING
and
SAILMAKERS  III
Pictures with
YELLOW boxes are
clickable  to produce a
larger picture:  with
WHITE boxes are
full-sized already.
More sailmaking equipment and ephemera may be found on PAGE ONE  PAGE TWO
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It is bloody near impossible to keep pictures separated as to categories: many will show things in one frame which fall into several
divisions, so you may, from time-to-time, see duplicates.  Sorry about that... They're deliberate.
Some more things from Don's dittybag in larger format:

Don's seam rubber (see page TWO) and
cringling fid..........................................................




His sailhook setup, including a captive toggle assembly... Very nice! ................................
(Notice the scorpion tip on the sailhook!)


The knife with wrist lanyard..................................
Don Rexler sent me these pics
some time ago and I have been
most remiss in getting them
published, but the wait was
worth it!

Here we have a ditty bag he
made.  I won't go into what-all a
ditty bag is, that's been covered,
but I will try to identify the stuff he
fills it up with!

"What's in YOUR wallet?"

Click on the picture to the right  
for a list of the goodies!
Tom Briggs of New York sends the following pictures:  The large bag is one he made while with the Navy in the Arabian Sea...
Appropriately enough, he used an old "cold -weather" coat (well, it fer SURE wasn't gonna be needed THERE!) for the fabric and
embroidered an appropriate motto in the bottom...which I have edited slightly... You can let your imagination "fill in the blank", as it
were.
The small "ditty bag" to the right he made
while in training with the Navy for carrying
his sewing kit, palm and needles.  Here and
above I have "enhanced" the contrast so
that the lanyard work is a bit more visible!
And finally, we have this ditty bag, larger than the
one above, which he made while a member of
the crew of the
South Street Seaport's Schooner,
"PIONEER".  Where he used the coat for the large
bag, this one is of sail canvas and hemp line.

In all three bags, note the finely sewn grommet
eyes!

A very nice set of hand-mades!
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MORE TO COME...
IF YOU SEND PICTURES!
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