Twisted gun harpoons

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Twisted gun harpoons
Lantern slide made of glass with metal frame

Donated by Mr Robert Ferguson in 1975
Museum number 1975-2-4-58

This lantern slide shows a collection of gun harpoons. These harpoons have been fired at whales and retrieved from the animal after the hunt. Each harpoon is bent and twisted out of shape, which illustrates how much the whale has struggled after it was harpooned.

Twisted gun harpoons
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