Cooper's Mallet

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1801-1805

GUSN

GUSN-3290

Description

Wooden cooper's mallet with rough, heavy mallet head and smooth, handled mallet head and rounded handle. Inscribed with an owner's name and address on the handle and name on the mallet. The mallet head wedge fits onto the pole.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mallets (tools)
wood (plant material)
ash (wood)
poplar (wood)
Wood
Tulip Poplar
Ash
Mallet

Inscription

Incised into the wood along the front of the handle is: Ths. C. Amory & Co. On the back is: No 36 Long Wharf. On the front of the mallet head is: Ths C. Amo(cut off by the right edge of the mallet). On a white ticket attached with string to the mallet, through the hole at the handle end, bearing on one side a printed name and address: F.C. FLETCHER/34 Philbrick Road/Brookline, Mass. And below it, the accession number in pencil. On the back, in NFL's hand, written in blue ballpoint is: Cooper's Mallet-/Incised on handle:""Ths C. Amory & Co/No 36 Long Wharf/address only from 1801-1805.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Possibly Thomas C. Armory and Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston,, MA, USA

Dimensions

5 x 6 1/4 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1076

Places

Massachusetts (United States)