Items available for Education Loans from The Davistown 07-Aug-
Stone chisel 41212T8
10" long, 1 3/4" wide cutting edge
The hammering surface of this tool has mushroomed in little strips and the edge is very rough
and chipped. Courtesy of Liberty Tool Co.
Stonemakers' chisel 93011T15
5 1/2" long, 2" wide
signed "J. BACKES" four times, possibly an owner's mark
SubCategor Shipwrights', Sailmakers', and Mariners'

Marlin spike 93011T16
6" long, 5/8" diameter tapered
It has a hole at the end for threading the rope.
SubCategor Watchmakers, Jewelers, and Silversmiths' Peter Stubs Tools

Hammer head 31011T7
2" long, 3/8" wide, 1/4" diameter round head, straight closed claw bio
signed "P S STUBS" "1"
SubCategor Woodworking: Axes and Hatchets
Hatchet 72714T3
21" long, 4" cutting edge, 6" long head
signed with a fleur de lis and an indeterminate touchmark
Hewing ax TAX3500
6" long with 4 1/4" blade photo
signed with an obscured manufacturer's sign and with a number "3"
This 19th century ax is an excellent example of the American designed ax, which was
substituted for the lighter in weight English trade axes that the first settlers brought to America.
The lighter English axes with their lack of a poll were impractical for cutting the large tracts of
forested land in New England. In the late 18th century American blacksmiths' designed new
heavier axes that were much more practical to use in cutting and clearing the forests of New
England and the eastern United States. This ax is the best example in the museum collection
of this new type of ax with its heavier poll, which played such an important role in frontier
communities. The transition from the steel blade to the forged iron poll is clearly visible in this

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