Framing chisel, ca. 1825

Contributed by Davistown Museum

Description

This forged iron and steel timber framing chisel dates from the heyday of the Cherryfield and Downeast shipbuilding era (1820-1850) when hundreds of ships were built in Cherryfield, Addison, Columbia Falls, Jonesport, Harrington and other downeast communities for the cod fishery.
Size: 11 1/4" long, 1 15/16" wide.
Markings: "G. B. RICKER CHERRYFIELD".


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 framing chisel (often referred to as "American") is used for heavy carpentry and other framing work.

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About This Item

  • Title: Framing chisel, ca. 1825
  • Creator: Ricker, G. B.
  • Creation Date: circa 1825
  • Subject Date: circa 1825
  • Town: Cherryfield
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Forged iron and steel
  • Local Code: 12801T9
  • Collection: Maine Made Tool Table-Maritime III
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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