Items available for Education Loans from The Davistown 07-Aug-
Tools
Drawknife 22411T3
15 1/2" long, 6 1/2" wide, 10" long blade
unsigned
This drawknife is handmade from a file.
Drawknife 12812T4
10 1/2" long, 4" handles, 5 3/4" cutting edge
signed "J.T. COFFIN & SON"
DATM (Nelson 1999, 177) notes John T. Coffin (b.1881 d.1892) of Center Harbor, NH, worked
as John T. Coffin and Son from 1884 to 1886 making edge tools.
Froe TCS1001
17 1/2" long, 15" cutting edge
unsigned
A froe is an essential woodworking tool utilized for shingle-making and one of the basic tools
in a settlers' tool kit.
Slick 121412T5
21 1/2" long, 8 1/2" handle
unsigned
Socket mortising chisel 101113T2
10 1/2" long, 7/16" cutting edge, 1 3/8" diameter socket
signed "A.P. DWINELLS"
A. P. Dwinells is unrecorded in the DATM (Nelson 1999) and is not listed in any common
British toolmaker registries.
SubCategor Woodworking: Edge Tools - American Made

Cast Steel
Claw hatchet TCC2011
12" long with a 2 7/8" blade photo
signed "JOEL HOWE PATENT"
DATM (1999) lists Joel Howe as a manufacturer of hammers and hatchets, Medford, MA, 1834.
The pattern of this tool echoes mid-18th century English designs. See Diderot (1964). Did
Howe learn his trade in Sheffield and then emigrate to the United States as did many other
toolmakers? This is one of the finest as well as most enigmatic tools in the Museum's
Framing gouge 31212T15
20" long, 1 1/2" wide edge
signed "J. GRAY CAST STEEL"
This inside bevel gouge is obviously hand-forged, as is the iron ferrule on the butt. John Gray
worked out of Kingston, Massachusetts circa 1840s, but local historical records of his existence
are scant at best. (http://www.numismalink.com/drew.note17.html). Courtesy of Liberty Tool Co.

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