Iron chisel has squared shaft at bottom, but rounded at top. Bottom has one-sided chisel blade with small nick in it. Top of chisel is badly "mushroomed" due to repeated hammer blows. Top of shaft is hollow, but filled with wooden shaft that is also "mushrooming" to prevent metal from deforming more. Chisel supposedly belonged to Batsford Comstock.
L. 27.5 x W. 5 cm (L. 10.8 x W. 2 in)
Artisan or Artist
iron ; wood ; chisels
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- inorganic material -- metal -- iron (metal) ; Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- biological material -- plant material -- wood (plant material) ; Objects Facet -- Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- Tools and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- equipment -- cutting equipment -- cutting tools -- chisels
tools and equipment -- chisels
early to mid 1800s
Texas Memorial Museum Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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