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Buffalo Bill Museum

Makers
H.F. OSBORNE 8
Descriptions
metal 3340 bronze 330 wood 4438 leather 2024
Names
channeler 10
Dimensions:
L: .625 in, Diameter: 1.25 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr.
Inscription:
On head: H.F. OSBORNE [on opposite side:] TRADE/OPT/MARK (within seal)
Remarks:
Channeler. Bronze end of tool has a metal point and small pointed knife blade coming out of flat surface at a 45 degree angle. 2 screws; one adjusts blade and adjust point; additional screw holds metal point piece in place. Head attached to dark, round, wooden handle with leather tab tacked into bottom of handle. Inscription on head and on opposite side. Used to cut a diagonal channel in leather, and could rotate around a fixed point to turn a corner. Probably use in harness making.
Accession Number:
1.69.3614

Not currently on display


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