Items available for Education Loans from The Davistown 07-Aug-
Tools
Drawknife 22411T6
13 1/2" long, 5" long handles, 7 1/2" long blade
signed "J. T. BUDGE"
This drawknife is handmade from an old file. Possibly Budge was the maker/owner. The
Penobscot County ME Archives History - Businesses listings for Lee in 1883 has J. T. Budge as
a blacksmith. The Maine Register of 1889 lists J. T. Budge & Son as blacksmiths in Lee, Maine.
Ships' adz 121311T3
2' long curved wood handle, 4 3/4" long edge, 2 1/2" long spike
signed "STINSON" and an indecipherable mark
The shipbuilders' adz tapered spike is used to drive nails below the surface. J. F. Stinson
worked in Bath, ME, 1869-1871. This is a good example of weld steeling.
SubCategor Woodworking: Other Tools
Brace 22311T5
10 1/2" long, 6" wide
signed "SPOFFORD'S PAT." "MAR. 23. 80."
This is an all steel brace with a 3/8" square lever style chuck. The patent holder is Nelson
Spofford of Haverhill, MA. Patent 225,768 is online at:
http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=PV1kAAAAEBAJ&dq=SPOFFORD+Mar+23+1880.
Part of the Robert Sullivan Collection donation.
Brace 22311T6
10 1/2" long, 4 1/2" wide
unsigned
This brace has a 3/8" square lever style chuck. Part of the Robert Sullivan Collection donation.
Cabinet-makers' screwdriver 3312T15
12" long, 5 1/2" long handle, 1/4" bit width
signed "MATHIESON & SON" "GLASGOW" with a stamped crescent moon with star within;
also owner's mark "H.D.J."
Courtesy of Liberty Tool Co.
Cabinet-makers' screwdriver 3312T5
11 3/4" long, 6 1/4" long and 5/8" wide blade
signed "W.E. THAYER" "CAST STEEL"
DATM (Nelson 1999) lists William E. Thayer as a maker of screwdrivers in Williamsburg, MA,
from 1870 - 1883. Courtesy of Liberty Tool Co.
Carpenters' square 61612T7
4 1/2" long blade, 3 1/2" long handle
unsigned

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