Revolutionary War American Naval Block and Tackle with Makers Name Stamp
Revolutionary War American Naval Block and Tackle found near Essex, Ct. made by tradesman Azel Chapman and stamped with his name. Chapman likely worked on the Oliver Cromwell, one of the earliest American privateers. It was build in Essex, Ct. and launched June, 1776. Azel was an early patriot and eventually owned a tavern that is still standing today. Very heavy and large piece, roughly 16 in. in length and in excellent condition. Also included is a folder of research on Azel Chapman and family. An incredibly rare id’d naval piece for the discerning early naval collector. Ex. Robert Oswald with his handwritten tag.