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These buoys were used to mark the nets and ensure that they remained in place. Buoy is made of oak with riveted metal rings.
This buoy has been converted to a small bar. The round wooden platform is easy to remove.
The breel is equipped with a door with a closure with a nice carving of a standing lion on it. In the compartment, bottles and glasses can be stored.
The buoy has a very beautiful patina and is still in very nice condition. A special and rare piece of fishing history. Please also see the photos for the condition of this lamp.

Design Breel.

A breel was made of wood and it was originally shaped like a small keg. Only the problem with this was that a barrel-shaped breel floated on its belly, and during a rough sea the bottom of the breel was often destroyed by the waves, which resulted in the loss of the breel.
By changing the shape of that original breel from a cylinder-shaped inverted cone, the fragility of the breel decreased and its position - even in rough seas - became more stable. Since the breel was now floating under the surface with its underside or point, the underside was better protected from the waves. The buoy was therefore very appropriately referred to as pointed breel.

Height 88 cm
Diameter bottom 28 cm
Diameter top plateau 40 cm.
Weight: 9 kg.

The herring breel buoy will be sent carefully and registered. 43679397

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