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Sampling wine casks at London Docks.
|Sampling wine casks at London Docks.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H4912|
|Description: Dock officials drawing samples from wine casks at London Docks. The long pipette which one of the men holds was known as a 'valinch'. The London Docks at Wapping were opened on 31 January 1805 and were at the centre of the wine and rum trade.|
|Date: c. 1890|
|Credit line: Tower Hamlets Local History Library Collection|