Contributed by Davistown Museum
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.
About This Item
- Title: Cooper's Broad Axe, ca. 1830
- Creator: Evrett
- Creation Date: circa 1830
- Subject Date: circa 1830
- 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
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