Items available for Education Loans from The Davistown 07-Aug-
Expansion bit 42012T5
9 1/8" long, 1" wide
signed "I H GIBBS" "NY" "PATENT" "June 17, 1855"
DATM (Nelson 1999, 312) lists L. H. Gibbs of Washington, DC and NY, NY as holder of a
patent for expansive bits, but the stamped date is invalid. This is one of the earliest expansion
bit designs. Courtesy of Liberty Tool Co.
SubCategor Woodworking: Edge Tools
Adz 12812T1
10 1/2" long, 2" tall, 3 1/2" cutting edge
This maker is not in DATM (Nelson 1999).
Carpenters' socket gouge 32412T5
9" long, 11/16" wide cutting edge, 13/16" diameter socket
signed "A.W. CROSSMAN"
The mark belongs to Amory W. Crossman, who worked out of West Warren, Massachusetts, circa
Chisel 31808SLP30
12" long, 6 1/2" long blade photo
signed "2" on both sides of the blade
Drawknife 22311T15
14" long, 8" long blade
signed "P. MERRILL & CO" "8" and owner's mark "ULCE"
DATM (Nelson 1999) states that this is probably Pliny Merrill of Hinsdale, NH, c. 1856. It is part
of the Robert Sullivan Collection donation.
Drawknife 22411T16
8" long, 4" wide, 5" blade
It is hand-forged from an old file.
Drawknife 22311T17
16" long, 8" long blade
signed "JAS"
This drawknife is handmade with a unique straight extended handle on the left side. The
blade has a tool steel cutting edge hand-forged to the malleable iron body. Part of the Robert
Sullivan Collection donation.
Peen adz 12712T2
10 7/8" long, 4 1/4" wide blade, 2 3/4" long and 3/4" wide 8-sided peen
signed "J STUART" and other obscured markings
No J. Stuart is noted in DATM (Nelson 1999).

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