This is a stunning Vintage Chris Craft Torpedo Cleat. It was removed from a Chris Craft boat being cut up for scrap. Chris Craft is an American manufacturer of luxury boats, building boats in a range of sizes since 1874. Known for their classic beauty, stunning woodwork and agile handling. This particular cleat dates back to the 1950’s.
This torpedo cleat can also to be referred to as a submarine or teardrop cleat. It is made of solid brass with a chrome plating. It measures 7 1/2 inches long, 2 inches tall and about 1/2 inches in diameter. The teardrop base measure a little over 2 inches at its widest point and 4 inches long. The chrome plating over the brass has some surface wear due to years of use. It weighs just over 1 pounds.
There is no pitting, can be used with the original patina, or you can have them re-chromed for your classic boat project.
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