Shaker Museum

Gauge, Cutting

Object ID
1950.2109.1
Community
New York, Mount Lebanon
Family
Center Family
Description

Cutting gauge of beech. Stem mortised into a jack handle. Fence locked with a thumbscrew in a tapped mortise but a side mortise indicates that the fence was originally secured with a wedge. A further mortise through the stem just inside the handle held a cutting blade and wedge which are no longer extant.

Dimensions

5 x 21 1/4 x 7 in. (12.7 x 54.1 x 17.8 cm)

Inscriptions

D. Ashby

Inscription method: stamped

Inscription location: ends of fence

New York, Mount Lebanon

New York,  Mount Lebanon

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Shaker Museum Gauge, Cutting. https://shakermuseum.us/object/?id=7289. Accessed on June 17, 2021

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