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Object Name Croze
Date 1860-1890
Maker Handmade
Material Wood/Metal
Used Indian Lake
Description Cooper's croze, handmade wooden plane with handmade cutter. Used to cut a shallow groove or channel for a top or bottom of a barrel, churn etc. The large, semi-circular fence has projecting, squared handles. A large wooden sliding peg with a large head fits through a square hole, centered left/right. The peg is wedged by a handmade half-round. Set in the peg's head to cut the channel are: two parallel routing teeth and a cutter bent at a right angle. The cutter is wedged in place by a wooden half-round peg and a square nail. The croze is made from a radial cut from a log. It is assumed that the tool was used in Indian Lake by donor or donor's father.
Notes Accession folder has no information regarding use or ownership.
Dimensions H-7.25 W-17.75 D-8 inches
Collection T:COO
Catalog Number 1956.015.0001
Other number AM 0160
Imagefile 051\1956.015.0001.JPG
Species Croze