brace

Object Number: 
1957.214
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.
Gallery Label: 
The brace or bitstock was used by Carl Faust, a wooden bridge builder in Pennsylvania.
Credit Line: 
Gift of James Skeath
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group