|Object Name||Shaver, Floor|
|Used||Little Tupper Lake, Raquette Lake|
|Description||Patent Floor Shaver, Gifford-Wood Co. No. 470, with 5 points. The wooden handle is a modern replacement, and is whittled to fit into the ferrule. The original handle would have been wood, approx. 28 inches long, and had a metal d-grip on the end. Stamped on blade "Pat. Nov. 5 1901 Gifford-Wood Co." Original cat. card states "Has no handle." According to accession form, some of the tools were used on Raquette Lake. Probably also used on Little Tupper Lake.|
Reference: 1925 Gifford-Wood Co. Catalog No. 1026N, p. 35
Catalog also says "The toothed, wide edge cuts rapidly and easily, and the patented, rocking blade causes the "feed" to be accurate."
This tool is not in the 1915 catalog, so was invented after that date.
|Dimensions||W-6.25 L-55 D-2 inches|
|Collection||CIIH020 Ice Handling|
|Other number||AM 0860|
|Owned by||Whitney Industries|