Socket chisel, ca. 1850

Contributed by Davistown Museum

Description

Socket chisel. Iron and welded steel.
Libby and Bolton was one of Maine's most famous and prolific edgetool makers.
Size: 8 1/4" long, 1 1/2" wide
Markings: "LIBBY & BOLTON". Portland, Maine, 1857-1864.

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: Libby & Bolton
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Iron, welded steel
  • Local Code: 42604T2
  • Collection: Maine Made Tool Table-Maritime IV
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Davistown Museum
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