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Buffalo Bill Museum

Makers
SUPERIOR QUALITY, SHEFFIELD, MASS.
Descriptions
metal 3340 leather 2024 wood 4438
Names
spoke shave 14
Dimensions:
L: 13 in, width: 1.25 in, H: 1.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr.
Inscription:
sticker on right handle, in red: SUPERIOR/QUALITY/SHEFFIELD/MASS.
Remarks:
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.
Accession Number:
1.69.3102

Not currently on display


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