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Object Name Shaver, Floor
Date 1890-1930
Maker Gifford-Wood Co.
Material Iron/Steel
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.
Notes 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
Catalog Number 1957.128.0031
Other number AM 0860
Imagefile 051\1957.128.0031.JPG
Species Shaver, Floor
Owned by Whitney Industries