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Maritime Bollards

Maritime Bollards

The maritime era brought bollards into the forefront of sailing life and proved to be an absolutely essential mechanism to allow sailors to keep control of their ships when they were both sailing and stationary. Made from either wood or iron, bollards would be used both aboard vessels and on […]

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The Amsterdammertje of Amsterdam

The Amsterdammertje of Amsterdam

Before I talk about both the modern and outmoded uses of these wondrously uncomplicated contraptions, I want to talk about a specific example where the bollard really did find the appreciation it deserves. At the close of the 18th century, the people of the city of Amsterdam began using metal, […]

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History of Bollards – Part 2

History of Bollards – Part 2

Putting old weapons of war to use in a ways that protected property and provided safety really showed the inventiveness and common sense of the people living around the time of the dawn of the maritime bollard in the 17th and 18th centuries. But what happened next? As early as […]

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