Brace or bitstock

Object Number: 
Z.180
Date: 
1764-1800
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 33 x 14 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Wooden brace or bitstock composed of a curved stock with a revolving circular knob on one end and a drillbit sokcet on the opposite end.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, the brace was made and used by the donor's grandfather, Ambrose Parish of Oyster Bay, LI.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John H. Thompson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group