Foundry cast bronze bookend made from metal reclaimed during the 1927 restoration of the USS Constitution. The bookend measures 5.75 x 6.5 and features a ship's wheel on a lead-weighted base, which reads: "This material was taken from US Frigate Constitution 1927." The inner barrel of the wheel features an embossed image of the three-masted heavy frigate, with raised text: "Old Ironsides, Launched 1797, 1804 Tripoli, 1812 Guerriere Java, 1815 Cyane Levant, U.S. Frigate Constitution." In fine condition.
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