Items available for Education Loans from The Davistown 07-Aug-
Tools
Eel spear 22512T8
16" long, 6" wide
signed "IDEAL"
This is a very nice example of an eel spear, it has not been damaged through use. A number
of different companies used the brand name Ideal, but none are listed as making fishing
equipment. Garant Inc. of Montmagny, QU, made various types of tools (Nelson 1999).
Courtesy of Liberty Tool Co.
Fishing reel with hook and sinker 52514T2
12" x 7" x 2"
signed "AWP 3411"
Hoe 101312T5
42" long, 7" x 6" head
unsigned
This hoe came from a family of clam diggers and likely served some duty for a marine hunter-
gatherer.
SubCategor Glass
Glass cutter 81713T15
4" long, 3/4" diameter
unsigned
SubCategor Hammers
Adz-eye hammer 12813T3
5" long, 1 3/8" wide, 1 1/8" diameter face
unsigned
Ball peen hammer 22411T25
10" long, 3 1/2" x 1 1/4" head
signed "AMES MFG" "DROP FORG"
Ames Mfg. Co. was in Chicopee Falls, MA from 1829-1876. Don't confuse it with the Ames
Shovel Co. of Easton, MA.
Ball peen hammer head 31311T2
3" long, 7/8" wide head
signed "D MAYDOLE" "MADE IN USA"
DATM (Nelson 1999, 520) lists David Maydole & Co. as a hammer manufacturer in Norwich,
NY, 1861-1931. Maydole was the inventor of the modern claw hammer.

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