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Uss Constitution, "old Ironsides" Oak Carved Bookends Taken From Ship In 1927 For Sale

Uss Constitution,

This is a rare, original set of USS Constitution Oak bookends that measure 6.50" long, 3.75" wide and 7.25"high. These rare beautiful bookends are made from the old live oak timbers from the USS Constitution's keel and decking that was removed in the 1927 renovation of the ship. They have been fashioned with two carved cannon Breeches and Cascables, secured to heavy Oak bases. They both have remnants of spike holes and some of the rough edges of the original oak timbers. They are in Excellent Condition and have a beautiful patina that only the passage of time can create. On the base of one of the book ends is a brass plate measuring 3" x 1". It reads;THIS MATERIAL WAS TAKEN FROM THE ORIGINAL HULL OF THE US FRIGATE CONSTITUTION. KEEL LAID 1794 -REBUILDING 1927. These original bookends are some of the rarest pieces of the Oak and bronze souvenirs that were made from the timbers and metal of the USS Constitution to help raise money for the restoration of 1927. The number of these Oak bookends and the Oak Deck cannon were among the smallest that were produced at the time. The keel for the Constitution was laid in 1794 at Edmund Hartt's shipyard in Boston. She was built with white oak from New England, live oak from Georgia and white pine from Maine for her masts. The entire ship were held together by copper spikes and bolts forged by Paul Revere's foundry in Boston. The restoration of the Constitution was the first time souvenirs were made from the ships original building materials and sold to the public to raise funds for her renovation. At the same time, the effort reestablished "Old Ironsides" as an important historical icon of the U.S. Navy and in the hearts of many patriotic Americans.The Boston Naval Shipyard, one of the first shipyards built in the United States, is on the National Park Service, Register of Historic Places (NR No. 66000134), that includes "Old Ironsides," the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy.These Original Oak pair of Bookends from the USS Constitution are very difficult to obtain in good condition. They would be a fantastic addition to any Old Ironsides or Nautical collection.

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