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Plumb Bob

Description

Wooden plumb-bob of turnip shape with carved flat, round spindle showing remaining bit of string, iron point at bottom; traces of old yellow paint at incised banding at widest section (resembles a top).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1850
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
incising
iron (metal)
oak (wood)
painting (coating)
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Construction T&E
Descriptive terms
Bob, Plumb
Incised
incising
Iron
iron (metal)
Oak
Painted
painting (coating)
plumb bobs
Possibly oak (wood)
Turned
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.541
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
10649

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