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Object Name Ax, Broad
Date 1880-1910
Material Wood/Steel
Used Little, John
Description New York or Yankee style broad ax. Used for squaring logs and for squaring structural timbers of all kinds. Steel blade with a wooden handle. Pointed lugs on the top and bottom of the head. Curved shoulders on the top and bottom of the blade. Indistinguishable prior marks on one side of poll. Prior marks on opposite side of blade: "WPP". Straight cutting edge beveled on one side. Varnished, shaped straight wooden handle. Handle curves to one side away from the beveled edge to protect the user's fingers. Handle has been cut away on top to match the lugs.
Notes Reference: R.A. Salaman
Dimensions W-18.75 L-24.5 D-1.25 inches
Collection T:CC100B
People Little, John
Catalog Number 1957.106.0002
Other number AM 0703
Imagefile 051\1957.106.0002.JPG
Species Ax, Broad
Owned by Little, John