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Object Name Bar, Needle
Date 1870-1920
Maker Handmade, Blacksmith made.
Material Iron/Steel
Used Little Tupper Lake, Raquette Lake
Description Canal needle bar with ring handle, 3/4-inch steel: a light tool for splitting off ice cakes in the canal, where the plow grooving is clear. Handmade/Blacksmith made. The ring handle is wider and flatter than commercial varieties. According to accession form, some of the tools were used on Raquette Lake. Probably also used on Little Tupper Lake.
Notes For similar tool, see 1925 Gifford-Wood Co. Catalog No. 1026N, p. 37. "The canal Needle Bar is a light tool for splitting off cakes in the canal, and where plow-grooving is well done it is effective. It will do most excellent service in sinking a field of ice, as it makes a very small hole."
Dimensions W-6.75 L-55 D-1 inches
Collection CIIH010 Ice Harvesting
Catalog Number 1957.128.0025
Other number AM 0854
Imagefile 051\1957.128.0025.JPG
Species Bar, Needle