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Weaving Shuttle

Description

Carved wood weaving shuttle, smooth and gently curved and stamped to each side of the center opening; has stamped Masonic symbols of a square and compass, all with borders.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1792
Inscriptions
Impressed/stamped on either side of the top: I.ALLISON/ 1792 [also small Masonic symbols]
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
incising
maple (wood)
metal
stamping (forming)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Incised
incising
Maple
maple (wood)
metal
Shuttle
shuttles (textile tools)
Stamped
stamping (forming)
Unidentified Metal
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
11 1/2 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.538
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
10646

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