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Curtain Stretcher

2005.15.4 (RS30982)

Description

Two matching parts made up of two long pieces of wood that are connected at one end with black metal hinge type piece that allows the piece that rest together like scissors to be stretched into a long continuous line. Marked with black stamped numbers an inch apart, going to twelve, then starting over. Numbers repeat three times with eleven extra inches. Small sharp metal hooks are located below the numbers on a ledge ending on the third twelve.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1940
Material
metal
molding (forming)
sawing
wood (plant material)
Object type
Maintenance T&E
Places
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois)
Illinois (United States)
Massachusetts (United States)
Roslindale (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Descriptive terms
metal
Possibly molding (forming)
sawing
Stretcher, Curtain
stretchers (conveyances)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
47 7/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2005.15.4
Credit Line
Gift of Rita Feil
GUSN
189537

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