|Object ID #||1972.033.001|
|Object Name||Brace, Woodworking|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
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|
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|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|