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Object Name Level, Carpenter's
Catalog Number 1974.4.96
Dimensions H-3.75 W-1 D-48 inches
Description This is a wooden level. On each side, two oval grooves run lengthwise through the middle of the level.
Notes A note taped to the exterior when found in the warehouse read, "Not Accessioned/Rec'd Feb. 1974/By Tom Gatewood." Gatewood was a driver for the Historymobile. Charles Frank Rickert is listed in the 1900 census as a white male aged 19, born in Kentucky in 1881, living at the Central Kentucky Lunatic Asylum, the son of the Asylum's butcher, Peter Rickert. The Asylum had a staff of roughly 250 in 1900. Charles married Violet Martha Forcht on April 19, 1911. He probably constructed the chest as an example of his work upon becoming a journeyman carpenter or joiner. The tools in the chest seem to reflect a number of trades including carpentry, auto mechanics and body work, plumbing, and leather working.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Carpentry
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS