brace

brace
Title
brace
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 13 3/4 x 5 x 2 1/2 in. ( 34.9 x 12.7 x 6.4 cm )
Description 
Black painted wooden brace or bitstock composed of a curved stock with a revolving circular knob on one end and a drillbit socket on the opposite end.
Credit Line 
Gift of James Skeath
Object Number 
1957.214
Gallery Label 
The brace or bitstock was used by Carl Faust, a wooden bridge builder in Pennsylvania.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group