Clapboard Slick, ca. 1850

Contributed by Davistown Museum


The working dates for this company are 1844-1868. Housewrights ship's joiners may have used this tool. A gift to The Davistown Museum from Rick Floyd of Newport, ME.
Size: 29 3/4" long including a 7" handle, 2 3/16" wide blade.
This tool is made and signed "Vaughan & Pardoe" of "Union Warranteed, made in Union, Maine.

A clapboard is a light slick used for making clapboards. This tool is intended for splitting rather than cutting and therefore does not have a keen cutting ege.

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About This Item

  • Title: Clapboard Slick, ca. 1850
  • Creator: Vaughn & Pardoe, Union, Maine
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Location: Union, Knox County, ME
  • Media: Cast steel, wood
  • Local Code: 21201T3
  • Collection: Historic Maritime III (1800-1840): Boomtown Years & the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Davistown Museum
PO Box 346, 58 Main Street #4, Liberty, ME 04949
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