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Collection EFS (unaccessioned) General
Description Block of Saul. Saul is a very strong, but brittle, Asian hardwood, similar to bluegum. It was used for the massive futtocks - curved timbers forming ribs in the frame of a ship - deep in the hull. Saul could not be used for planking as it was prone to splitting.
Object ID EFS0.800.0045
Object Name Wood
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