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Object ID # 1996.004.002
Object Name Auger, Spiral
Title Twist Auger
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Metal spiral (twist) auger, with a 2-inch, five twist bit.

Provenance Unknown. Last owned by Merle Gunby of Owen Sound, Grey County, whose family's home farm was located in Halton County, Ontario.
Collection Woodworking Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Wood
Dimensions H-69 W-43.3 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Gunby, Merle
Function Used by carpenter or woodworker to drill a hole in wood. The terms screw, twist or spiral are applied to augers and auger bits which have a body twisted into a sprial shape. One of the main advantages of the twisted form is that shavings ascend the spiral body and therefore frequent withdrawl of the tool to clear it is unnecessary. [It normally would have a wooden cylinder inserted into the eye to create a twist handle.]