Auger has off-round wooden dowel with tapered ends for handle. Iron bit fits into square hole in handle and secured by a bolt at top. Shaft of bit is not straight. Bottom portion of bit has screw design and very tip has small screw design to get hole started.
L. 45 x W. 37 x H. 5 cm (L. 17.7 x W. 14.5 x H. 2 in)
Place of Origin
Seguin (Guadalupe County, Tex.)
Gift from Charlie Dietz of Seguin through J Evetts Haley, 1936.
Artisan or Artist
iron ; wood ; augers
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