Socket chisel, ca. 1850

Contributed by Davistown Museum

Description

Socket chisel. Clearly handforged steel and iron with no sign of a welded steel cutting edge.
Size: 11 3/8" long with a 4 1/2" long wooden handle, 1 1/4" wide blade.
Markings: "C. LOVEJOY, CHESTERVILLE."


A chisel is a hand tool with a straight cutting edge at the end of a blade. It is used to cut, pare or seperate solid matieral such as metal or wood. Used by striking or by applying pressure to the end of the tool. A socket chisel has a tapered iron socket forged solid with the blade for the reception of the handle. This style of chisel is considered more rugged and adapted for heavier tasks than the tang (or shank) type of chisel.

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About This Item

  • Title: Socket chisel, ca. 1850
  • Creator: Lovejoy, C.
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Town: Chesterville
  • County: Franklin
  • State: ME
  • Media: handforged steel, iron, wooden handle
  • Local Code: 91501T2
  • Collection: Maine Made Tool Table-Maritime IV
  • 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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