Auger has unfinished wooden branch for a handle. Very deep cracks and knots all over handle. Handle may have even been badly weathered before is was used as a handle. Iron auger bit wedged into square hole in handle with no means of securing it. Bottom of bit has screw design with a smaller screw design at tip to get hole started. Accession record says it was used to build log cabins.
L. 50 x W. 46 x H. 5 cm (L. 19.7 x W. 18.1 x H. 1.9 in)
Place of Origin
Gift from Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Taulman to Texas Memorial Museum, 1941
Artisan or Artist
iron ; wood ; augers
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Tools and Equipment for Materials -- woodworking tools and equipment -- auger
tools and equipment -- augers
Tools and Materials for artisans and artists
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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