Weaving Shuttle

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1792

GUSN

GUSN-10646

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

Descriptive Terms

shuttles (textile tools)
carving (processes)
incising
maple (wood)
metal
stamping (forming)
wood (plant material)
Wood
Maple
Unidentified Metal
Carved
Stamped
Incised
Shuttle

Inscription

Impressed/stamped on either side of the top: I.ALLISON/ 1792 [also small Masonic symbols]

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

11 1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.538

Places

Massachusetts (United States)