Shingling hatchet

Contributed by Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum


The shingling hatchet has a knife edge, instead of a bezeled edge, and the poll is shaped as a hammer. It was used to shape shingles and nail them in place. This model also had a notch for pulling nails.

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About This Item

  • Title: Shingling hatchet
  • Creator: Luther and Kay Green
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Town: Littleton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood, steel
  • Dimensions: 39.4 cm x 15 cm x 2.9 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
1678 U.S. Route 1, Littleton, ME 04730
(207) 538-9604 (Debbie)

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