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Object ID # 1972.033.001
Object Name Brace, Woodworking
Title All-Metal Brace
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Woodworker's brace (a 19th-c item). This is a hand tool used for drilling a hole into wood, using a centre bit, which would be inserted into the squarish socket end. The top of the brace has a convex and rounded all-metal pad (called the "Button", which is not a wooden one, as you often see on other ones). The previous owner did not give us a bit with this brace.

Makers mark None observed
Provenance Unknown.

Last owned by George Ricketts of Owen Sound, Grey County. He reported that this item was over 100 years old in 1972.
Collection Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Material Metal
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Ricketts, George