Chisel, ca. 1820

Contributed by Davistown Museum


Forged iron and steel.
Information wanted on the working dates of the Ricker blacksmith shop in Cherryfield, one of whose shops still stands today.
Size: 10 5/8" long, 1/2" wide blade.
Markings: "G.B. RICKER" and on opposite side there is the mark "B.G.F.".

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. Chisels for woodworking have been used since neolithic times.

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About This Item

  • Title: Chisel, ca. 1820
  • Creator: Ricker, G. B.
  • Creation Date: circa 1820
  • Subject Date: circa 1820
  • Town: Cherryfield
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: forged iron and steel
  • Local Code: 12801T10
  • Collection: Maine Made Tool Table-Maritime III
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

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

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