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Object Name Stake
Date 1920-1940
Maker Manufactured
Material Steel
Used Robinson farm, Riverbank, NY near Bolton Landing
Description Stake with flared end, possibly a bottom stake, used by a tinsmith to shape tin for pots, pans, kettles, candlesticks etc. Possibly used to crease tin. Made of cast steel. Used by Ray Robinson at his farm in Riverbank, NY.
Notes Ray Robinson's farm: 200-250 acres located between Warren Co. Rt. 11 and Schroon River, town of Bolton. The farm started c.1900, was bought by Robinson c. 1920. He was a farmer and self-taught harness-maker, cobbler, tinsmith, and vet, whose skills were used by many in the area. The artifacts/tools, left in the barn, were donated to museum when Skye Farm Camp bought the property in 1968. Robinson was c. 80 years old at that time.
Dimensions H-60 W-22 D-1.5 inches
Collection T:TIN40
Catalog Number 1968.188.0031
Imagefile 061\1968.188.0031.JPG
Species Stake
Owned by Robinson, Ray (c.1890-1980)