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Object Name Mallet, Carpenter's
Catalog Number 1993.8.211
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Wood; leather;
Dimensions H-13.75 W-4.25 D-2 inches
Description This is a wooden carpenter's mallet with a carved handle mortised into a trapezoidal head. There is a machine screw in the top of handle, leather facing on one face of the head. There are traces of red and black paint.
Notes Collected by the donor over the last 30 years from barns, storage sheds, and antique stores in north central Kentucky and probably southern Indiana and Ohio as well. Used to drive wooden objects which might fracture if struck with a metal handle.
Collection George Underhill Collection
Subjects Mallets
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS