From: United States of America | Maine | Oldtown
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||United States of America | Maine | Oldtown|
|Culture Area||Northeast Culture Area|
|Date Made||ca. 1900|
Wooden. Head, plano-convex oval with one side flattened; nearly cylindrical grip carved with sockets for fingers and thumb. Used for beating ribs on birch-bark canoes into place. Battered socket on plane face struck the wedge or punch; flattened side facilitated direct used of mallet in pointed ends of canoe. Now rare, if not unique tool.
|Credit Line||Gift of Samuel W. Fernberger, 1937|
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