Contributed by Davistown Museum


This slick is from the Spear Estate, Warren, Maine. It is an important and rare example of a prominent Belfast, Maine, edge toolmaker. It is used for cleaning up the sides of large mortises in construction and shipbuilding, and for leveling surfaces as on the deck of a ship. Slicks are particularly useful to shipwrights in areas that cannot be reached by an adz.
Size: 16 1/2" long, 6 7/8" long body with a 3 11/16" wide blade
Signed: "B. KELLEY & CO BELFAST" with owner's mark "HOMER N D G"

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About This Item

  • Title: Slick
  • Creator: B. Kelley
  • Creation Date: circa 1840
  • Subject Date: circa 1840
  • Town: Belfast, Warren
  • County: Knox, Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Forged or cast steel
  • Local Code: 040904T1
  • 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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