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Answers To “early American Implements”

July 2024
1min read

  1. 1. Ice axe.
  2. 2. Post axe, used for cutting mortises in beams.
  3. 3. Lard squeezer.
  4. 4. Armrest, often used during long church meetings.
  5. 5. Feather-bed patter, used for smoothing out feather mattresses and quilts.
  6. 6. Wheel race, used for measuring the circumference of a wheel before fitting it with its metal rim.
  7. 7. Candlemaker. Wicks were tied to it and dipped into hot wax.
  8. 8. Leather, or beaming, knife, used for dressing hides.
  9. 9. Hay saw.
  10. 10. Screw, used for loosening sugar in a sugar barrel.
  11. 11. Wheelwright’s reamer, used for boring hub holes.
  12. 12. Froe, used for splitting wood into shingles.
  13. 13. Round shave, or scorper, used to smooth the inside of a barrel and also to make bowls of wood.
  14. 14. Hook pins, or drift hooks, used to peg beams together temporarily when laying a framework on the ground, before raising a house.

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