Pickaroon, ca. 1850

Contributed by Davistown Museum

Description

This tool was formed out of bar stock and pounded into its generic form by a blacksmith at his forge. The tip is natural steel; it has some indications of hand filing.

Pickaroons are among the essential tools of the timber harvester. The woodsman felled trees and trimmed the branches, then used the pickaroon to pull away the branches prior to the tree being dragged out of the woods and into the nearest river for transport to a water mill.

Size: 28 1/2" long including 26 1/4" handle, 7" from poll to point.

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About This Item

  • Title: Pickaroon, ca. 1850
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Media: Forged iron and natural steel
  • Local Code: 102904T5
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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