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Object Name Chisel, Splitting
Date 1860-1930
Maker Gifford-Wood Co.
Material Iron/Steel
Used Little Tupper Lake, Raquette Lake
Description Splitting chisel with ring handle. Heavy, with a long handle with a narrow blade 3-inches wide, beveled on both sides. Gifford-Wood Co. Stamped on blade: "476 Gifford-Wood Co." No. 476 in the catalog (see Notes). "Used to split off single cakes either in the canal or on the platform. Handy for general use, with a blade of uniform taper on each side." 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. 36
Date estimate by Al Combs.
Dimensions W-5.2 L-54 D-1.5 inches
Collection CIIH010 Ice Harvesting
Catalog Number 1957.128.0024b
Other number AM 0853b
Imagefile 051\1957.128.0024B.JPG
Species Chisel, Splitting