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Object Name Hatchel
Catalog Number 1962.125
Date 1800-1900
Material(s) Wood; wrought iron;
Dimensions H-7.125 W-18 D-4.875 inches
Description This is a flax hatchel. It has a rectangular wooden table that is chamfered on the short sides and cove molded on the long sides. There are 127 square-headed wrought iron spikes driven through the bottom to form very sharp comb. They are arranged in alternating rows of six(12) and five(11). There is a wrought iron reinforcing band on one end of the table.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Flax
Flax industry
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS