This glass fishing float is hollow and buoyant, with a rope netting and
tail to monitor a fishing net for a catch. It will form an outstanding
addition to your nautical themed display.
Measurements: 4" diameter
9" long rope tail
(approximate, handmade items will vary)
Glass fishing floats used to
be a common sight in just about any fishing town. Glass floats of this
style were first used in Norway in the 1840s, but quickly spread among
fisherman around the world.
The sturdy glass spheres are
hollow, holding a pocket of air for buoyancy. This glass orb is then
wrapped in a rope netting, with a tail at one end for for attachment.
Floats like this were primarily used for fishing nets and longlines,
though they had an array of other uses.