Plumb Bob

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1790-1850

GUSN

GUSN-10649

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

Descriptive Terms

plumb bobs
incising
iron (metal)
oak (wood)
painting (coating)
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Iron
Incised
Turned
Painted
Oak
Bob, Plumb

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 3 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.541