Tools of the Trade
With funding from Arts Council England, we've produced a series of films to help you identify tools in your collection. The experts in these films pick out some of the most commonly found tools, explain what they are and give a practical demonstration of how they were used.
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Rope working and Rigging
Sail, Sack and Canvas Working
The Cooper - Dressing the staves
The Cooper - Raising the cask
The Cooper - Chiming the cask
The Cooper - Hooping
These films, along with other resources, can also be found in our database of social history resources, firstBASE.
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Need help identifying something? These films are here to help.
In 2013, SHCG held three 'What is it?' training days on medals, photographs and tools. Below are films produced at these training sessions to help those that could not attend.