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Glass Fishing Float, Authentic, Extra Small, Approximately 4" Round

Glass Fishing Float, Authentic, Extra Small, Approximately 4" Round

Regular price $156.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $156.00 AUD
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Small glass fishing float, approximately 5-6" round, with rope netting.

Vintage glass fishing floats are hollow glass shapes that fishermen used to attach to their lines or their nets to hold a net up toward the surface of the water. The earliest floats, including most Japanese glass fishing floats, were handmade by a glassblower. Recycled glass, especially old sake bottles in Japan, was typically used and air bubbles/imperfections in the glass are a result of the rapid recycling process. A later manufacturing method used wooden molds to speed up the float-making process. Glass floats were blown into a mold to more easily achieve a uniform size and shape. Seams on the outside of floats are a result of this process. Glass floats were surrounded by a protective netting of rope or string.

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