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Object Name Tip-up
Date 1920-1940
Maker unk
Material Wood
Used Stevens, Erland
Description Tip-up; one of a set of 12 nearly identical that came packed in .0001. Slat of wood painted black with a spring (a 17" X 1/4" strip of sheet steel) also painted black with a red cotton fabric flag at the top just beneath a brass pull ring, which slides up through two staples on the slat . There are two staples beneath this for the reel. On the opposite side of the slat is a brass wire which pivots on the slat with a complex hook in the end to receive the spring and the line.
Has a small paper card thumbtacked to it with "E.P. STEVENS / 34 VANDERBURGH AVE ' LARCH NY" written on it in pencil.
Stamped into wood near bottom of tip-up is "R.S. / PAT. FEB. 2. 1920"

To set the tip-up the steel spring is pulled up and bent over and hooked into the pivoting hook. The line from the reel is threaded through the bends in the end of the hook and the fishing hook dropped into the water. When the fish takes the hook it pulls the line and the pivoting hook so that the spring and flag are released.
There are no holders for the tip-ups--no support system for them to be suspended over the hole in the ice.
Dimensions W-2 L-24 D-0.5 inches
Collection SP040
Catalog Number 2009.058.0002
Imagefile 091\2009.058.0002.JPG
Species Tip-up
Owned by Stevens, Erland