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Buffalo Bill Museum

Makers
Snell & Atherton 9
Descriptions
steel 2355
Names
Heel shave. 10
Subjects
Raised 5-point star on end of one handle circle around 5-pointed star on blade.
Dimensions:
L: 6.125 in, width: 1.25 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr.
Inscription:
On curved blade: "OED 4" and "SNELL & ATHERTON" (in a circle around a 5-pointed star) and "Made in U.S.A."
Remarks:
Heel shave. Used to shave down the edges of the layers of leather which make up the ground seat of a saddle. Curved steel tool with one handle. Handle has raised 5-pointed at end. Curved blade in center, attached with 2 screws marked: "OED 4" and "SNELL & ATHERTON" in a circle around a 5-pointed star. Also marked "Made in U.S.A." Other handle has been cut off to allow tool to be used in tighter places. These were originally designed for use in shoemaking.
Accession Number:
1.69.4360

Not currently on display


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