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Ell measure

Ell measure
Title
Ell measure
Date 
ca. 1800-1850
Medium 
Pine
Dimensions 
Overall: 32 x 1 x 1 in. ( 81.3 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Pine ell measure with four tapering sides and cylindrical handle; decorated all over with chipped carved geometric designs.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Stone Voorhies and Mrs. Arlene Brooks Voorhies
Object Number 
1942.256
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this rod was used by the Hubbard and Williamson families of Gravesend, Brooklyn, to smooth feather beds. Its original use was probably as an ell measure, a device used in the home for measuring lengths of fabric.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group