Harpoon made by Oliver Allen, Norwich, CT, circa 1850
harpoonWHALING GEAR - HARPOONS
USA, CT, Norwich
LOA 42-1/8 in.; LOA iron 25-5/8 in.
Harpoon with 4 flukes; short pole, each end shaped to fit into socket. NB: Oliver Allen gun harpoon (Norwich, CT, ca. 1850); for use with shoulder gun; this had limited success and was soon discontinued.