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Object Name Fork, Splitting
Date 1860-1920
Maker Handmade, Blacksmith made
Material Iron
Used Little Tupper Lake, Raquette Lake
Description Splitting fork with ring handle: two beveled tines with rounded shoulders on a long handle. Heavy. Handmade, possibly early example. Used as a wedge in the plow grooves to break off floats or large sheets from the ice field. Blacksmith made, hammer marks overall. According to accession form, some of the tools were used on Raquette Lake. Probably also used on Little Tupper Lake.
Notes Reference: 1925 Gifford-Wood Co. Catalog No. 1026N, p. 33
Date estimate by Al Combs
Dimensions W-5 L-53.5 D-1 inches
Collection CIIH010 Ice Harvesting
Catalog Number 1957.128.0024a
Other number AM 0853a
Imagefile 051\1957.128.0024A.JPG
Species Fork, Splitting
Owned by Whitney Industries