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Object ID # 2008.004.041
Object Name Square
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description All-wood square with brass screws. No graduations. Item has flat-headed, slotted screws.
Provenance Unknown. It was found in Southern Ontario. It was last owned by Orme and Dorene Kilburn, of Stratford, Ontario, who collected vintage farm items.
Collection Woodworking Tools and Equipment
Material Metal/Wood
Found Ontario
Function (R.A. Salaman 'The Dictionary of Woodworking Tools' 1982) Though they differ greatly in appearance most squares consist of a blade (sometimes referred to as a tongue), that is set into a stock which is thicker then the blade. Used traditionally by woodworking tradesmen, squares are used for marking out and for testing angles and the accuracy in work pieces and building work. (see also Square, Bevel; Square, Mitre; Square, Try)