Handle to wood graver

Object Number: 
1936.478
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Steel, wood, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 7/8 in. ( 12.4 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
inpressed: on blade: "FENN[?]" incised: on side of handle: "111 14"
Description: 
Metal tool used for wood engraving; blade has straight sides and pointed tip; mushroom-like wooden handle is rounded on one side and flat on the other and has a brass band surrounding base.
Gallery Label: 
This object belonged to Lockwood Sanford, a wood engraver active in New Haven, Connecticut, in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group