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Object Name Box, Miter
Catalog Number 1993.8.60
Maker Langdon Mitre Box Company
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Wood; cast iron; wrought iron
Dimensions H-10 W-29 D-9.5 inches
Description This mitre box has one inch thick boards nailed together to form table and back rest at 90 degree angle.The slot in back rest has angled cutouts. There is a cast iron plate screwed to the top of the back with a geared cast iron saw guide fitted into tooth on plate. There are 90 degree and two 45 degree slots cut into table. There are two bent-over finishing nails in left side.
Notes Used for holding the saw at fixed angle to workpiece. This is a more elaborate version, adjustable to ten different angles. Collected by the donor from antique shops and barns, etc. in southern Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky over the last thirty years.
Collection George Underhill Collection
People Langdon Mitre Box Company
Subjects Woodworking
Wood work
Wood working
Search Terms Jefferson County
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS