Wood engraving tool

Object Number: 
1936.475
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Metal, cork
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in. ( 12.4 x 2.9 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on blade: "VII" incised: on bottom of handle: "VII"
Description: 
Metal tool used for wood engraving; bulb-like cork handle is rounded on one side and flat on the other.
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