Peavey, ca. 1875

Contributed by Davistown Museum


The most essential tool for a woodsman for moving cut timber in the woods in preparation for transport to a mill site. This peavy is an excellent example of a 19th century tool, with clear evidence of handforging.
Size: 13 1/4" long.

The peavey (also called a cant dog, driving hook or socket peavy) was invented by Joseph Peavey about 1860.

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About This Item

  • Title: Peavey, ca. 1875
  • Creation Date: circa 1875
  • Subject Date: circa 1875
  • Media: Forged and cast iron
  • Local Code: 101900T3
  • Collection: Maritime III: Boomtown Years of Davistown Plantation & Towns of Monteville and Liberty
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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

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