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Object ID # 1991.054.005
Object Name Scraper, Metal
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 1920s?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Automotive sleeve bearing scraper tool. This scraper has a turned wooden handle and a brass ferrule. The metal, pick-like working end is slightly curved. This is a tool used to scrape the babbitt metal in a sleeve bearing. The babbitt metal was used inside the half shells of sleeve bearings in order to provide a slippery surface for the journal of a shaft. In the early days, babbitt was poured when molten into the shell. Later on, replaceable shells were available.
Provenance Belonged to J. Leonard Walsh, who owned an Imperial Oil garage in Dornoch, Grey County, starting in the 1920s. Passed to his nephew, Patrick Sweeney, who later worked with him in the garage. James Leonard Walsh died on June 5, 1986, in his 92nd year. He is buried at St. Paul's Cemetery in Grey County.
Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Wood/Brass
Dimensions W-30.8 Dia-2.3 cm
Found Durham, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Walsh, J. Leonard
Sweeney, Patrick