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Object Name Wheel, Embossing
Catalog Number 1993.8.313
Date ca. 1880
Material(s) Wood; brass; copper
Dimensions H-10.875 L-2.858 inches
Description This leather working tool has a turned wooden handle with red finish. There is an elaborate brass fitting on one end with raised moldings at the yoke, middle, and axle. There is a copper embossing or finishing wheel with a raised dot pattern on the sides. There is a nail in the end of the handle.
Notes Collected by the donor over the last thirty years from barns, storage sheds, and antique stores in north central Kentucky and probably southern Indiana and Ohio as well.
Collection George Underhill Collection
Subjects Leather industry
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS