Cooper's Broad Axe

Contributed by Davistown Museum

Description

A typical cooper's broad ax used for trimming staves, etc.
Size: 11 1/2" long, 3 1/2" poll.
Signed by it's maker, "Evrett", no Evrett is listed in Directory of American Tool Makers (1999).
Signed Roxbury on top left side and Evrett top right side. Is this Roxbury, MA?

A cooper's broad axe (or Cooper's side axe) is a short one-handed axe that has a long cutting edge intended for initial dressing of staves and heading pieces.

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About This Item

  • Title: Cooper's Broad Axe
  • Creator: Evrett
  • Subject Date: 1800 - 1840
  • Media: Cast steel and wood
  • Local Code: 101400T5
  • Collection: Historic Maritime III (1800-1840): Boomtown Years & the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Davistown Museum
PO Box 346, 58 Main Street #4, Liberty, ME 04949
(207) 288-5126
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