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1.69.5803
spoke shave | metal | leathe...
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1.69.5803 | L: 10.75 in | Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr. | Spoke shave. Small wood piece with thin sharp. Metal blade set in facing wood. Metal ends of blade go through wood handle at either end. Leather tab is tacked onto left end of wood piece with button hole for hanging. Handles have been cut off and crudely rounded. "XXII" notched under blade. Used for skiving leather. Also used by woodworkers. See Osborne catalog #55, pg. 22 for similar items. | 1.69.5803.JPG | spoke shave | metal | leather | wood

1.69.5330
spoke shave | wood | metal
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1.69.5330 | ca. 1870 | L: 11.25 in, width: 1.25 in, H: 1 in | Gift of George E. Sage | stamped in bottom in triangle: VLJ [in underside:] XIV | Spoke shave, oblong piece of wood, handles at either end, wide in middle, piece of metal in center, t-shaped with broad base. | 1.69.5330view2.JPG | 1.69.5330view3.JPG | 1.69.5330view1.JPG | spoke shave | wood | metal

1.69.3100
C.S. Osborne and Co. | spoke...
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1.69.3100 | L: 12 in, width: 1 in, H: 1.5 in | Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr. | on metal blade: C.S. OSBORNE "and" CO. | Spoke shave. Two handled wood piece with thin, sharp, metal blade set in piece facing wood. Metal ends of blade go through wood handle at either end, like a staple. 2 nails have been driven, in beside these ends with nail tops over ends. Leather tab with button hole is tacked onto left end of wood piece. Wood piece is angled and notched in center (under blade). Inscription on metal blade. Used to skive leather. Also used by woodworkers. See Osborne catalog #55, pg. 40. | 1.69.3100.JPG | spoke shave | metal | leather | wood | C.S. Osborne and Co.

1.69.3099
C.S. Osborne and Co. | spoke...
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1.69.3099 | L: 12 in, width: 1.125 in, H: 1.25 in | Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr. | on metal blade: C.S. OSBORNE "and" CO [on side of tool]: AB | Spoke shave. Two handled wood piece with think sharp, metal blade set in piece facing wood. Metal ends of blade (like a staple) go through wood handle at either end. Leather tab with button hole is tacked onto left end of wood piece. Wood piece is angled and notiched in center (under blade). Inscription on metal blade and side of tool. Used for skiving leather. Also used by woodworkers. See Osborne catalog #55, pg. 40. | 1.69.3099.JPG | spoke shave | metal | leather | wood | C.S. Osborne and Co.

1.69.5810
spoke shave | metal | wood |...
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1.69.5810 | L: 10.25 in | Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr. | Spoke shave. Small wood piece with thin sharp. Metal blade set in facing wood. Metal ends of blade go through wood handle at either end. Leather tab is tacked onto left end of wood piece with button hole for hanging. Handles have been cut off and crudely rounded. "XXII" notched under blade. Used for skiving leather. Also used by woodworkers. See Osborne catalog #55, pg. 22 for similar items. | 1.69.5810.JPG | spoke shave | metal | wood | leather

1.69.3103
spoke shave | metal | brass ...
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1.69.3103 | L: 12 in, width: 1.25 in, H: 1.5 in | Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr. | Spoke shave. Two handled wood piece with thin, sharp, metal blade set in piece facing wood. Brass piece covers wood the length of blade where blade faces it. Ends of blade go through wood and have brass thumb screws covering them. Wood is notched and angled in center (under blade). Remains of skived leather hang under blade. Leather tab tacked to left handle with button hole. Used to skive leather. Also used by woodworkers. See Gomph catalog, pg. 15 for similar item. | 1.69.3103.JPG | spoke shave | metal | brass | leather | wood

1.69.3098
spoke shave | wood | metal |...
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1.69.3098 | L: 5.375 in, width: 1 in, H: .75 in | Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr. | Spoke shave. Small wood piece with thin sharp. Metal blade set in facing wood. Metal ends of blade go through wood handle at either end. Leather tab is tacked onto left end of wood piece with button hole for hanging. Handles have been cut off and crudely rounded. "XXII" notched under blade. Used for skiving leather. Also used by woodworkers. See Osborne catalog #55, pg. 22 for similar items. | 1.69.3098.JPG | spoke shave | wood | metal | leather

1.69.3102
SUPERIOR QUALITY, SHEFFIELD,...
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1.69.3102 | L: 13 in, width: 1.25 in, H: 1.5 in | Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr. | sticker on right handle, in red: SUPERIOR/QUALITY/SHEFFIELD/MASS. | Spoke shave. Two handled wood piece (light-colored) with thin, sharp metal blade set in piece facing wood. Metal ends of blade go through wood handle at either end. Leather tab with button hole is tacked onto left end of wood piece. Wood piece is angled and notched in center (under blade) notches cut under blade. Sticker on right handle in red. Company name stamped into underside is illegible. Used to skive leather. Also used by woodworkers. See Osborne catalog #55, pg. 40 for similar items. | 1.69.3102.JPG | spoke shave | metal | leather | wood | SUPERIOR QUALITY, SHEFFIELD, MASS.

1.69.2969
CS OSBORNE "and" CO | spoke ...
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1.69.2969 | L: 7.75 x 3 in, width: 1 in, Diameter: 3.5 in | Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr. | on blade of A: "CS OSBORNE "and" CO" | Spoke shave. A. Hard, dark wooden handle with sharp, thin metal blade fitted into head facing wood. The blade is anchored into wood by metal legs forced through wood. Wood is very smooth & worn. Leather tab w/slit nailed to base of handle for hanging. B. Leather case wraps around blade of tool & snaps shut with metal snap. Inscription on blade of A. Used to skive leather. Also used by woodworkers. One handle has been cut off. Other handles has saw mark where cut was begun. See Osborne catalog #55, page 40. | 1.69.2969.JPG | spoke shave | leather | wood | metal | CS OSBORNE "and" CO

1.69.2968
Joseph Dixon/Walsall | spoke...
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1.69.2968 | L: 5.5 in, width: 1.25 in, H: 1.5 in | Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr. | on bottom: "Joseph Dixon/Walsall" | Spoke shave wooden tool, with metal blade fitted into tool. Screws stick out under wood to adjust blade. Very sharp end of blade (used for shaving) faces into wood. Two screws attach brass platform down in front of blade. Leather tab with button hole is nailed into wooden end & used to hang tool. Handles have been cut off. Used to skive leather. Also used by woodworkers like a draw knife. Inscription on bottom. See J. Dixon catalog, illus. #167. | 1.69.2968.JPG | spoke shave | leather | metal | wood | brass | Joseph Dixon/Walsall

1.69.3101
C.S. Osborne and Co. | spoke...
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1.69.3101 | L: 13 in, width: 1 in, H: 1.5 in | Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr. | on blade: C.S. OSBORNE "and" CO | Spoke shave. Two handled wood piece with thin, sharp metal blade set in piece facing wood. Metal ends of blade go through wood handle at either end, like a staple. 1 nail has been driven in beside and end. Leather tab with button hole is tacked onto left end of wood piece. Wood piece is angled and notched in center (under blade). Inscription on blade. Used to skive leather. Also used by woodworkers. See Osborne catalog #55, pg. 40. | 1.69.3101.JPG | spoke shave | wood | metal | leather | C.S. Osborne and Co.

1.69.5809
spoke shave | wood | metal |...
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1.69.5809 | L: 10.75 in | Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr. | Spoke shave. Small wood piece with thin sharp. Metal blade set in facing wood. Metal ends of blade go through wood handle at either end. Leather tab is tacked onto left end of wood piece with button hole for hanging. Handles have been cut off and crudely rounded. "XXII" notched under blade. Used for skiving leather. Also used by woodworkers. See Osborne catalog #55, pg. 22 for similar items. | 1.69.5809.JPG | spoke shave | wood | metal | leather

1.69.2967
spoke shave | wood | metal |...
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1.69.2967 | L: 5 in, width: 1.75 in, H: 1.5 in | Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr. | no inscription | Spoke shave, a wooden tool. Metal blade is fit into wood with sharp end next to wood. Ends of blade attachment stick out the underside of handle. No inscription. Leather tab nailed into end w/button hole for hanging. Probably has had handles cut off to use in tighter places. Used to skive leather. Also used by wood workers like a draw knife. See Gomph catalog, pg. 15 for similar items. | 1.69.2967.JPG | spoke shave | wood | metal | leather

1.69.5333
spoke shave | pigment | meta...
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1.69.5333 | ca. 1870 | L: 10.125 in, H: 0 in, width: 1.625 in | Gift of George E. Sage | on back of handle: PATENT [on back of other handle:] JUNE 19 1866 | Spoke shave, oblong piece of metal with oblong handles, depression in center, at either end. Two openings in center to which 2 blades are attached with 3 screws. Blades have rounded edges. Outer frame of one opening is concave. Shave is painted black. | 1.69.5333view2.JPG | 1.69.5333view1.JPG | spoke shave | pigment | metal