Overall: 34 x 52 3/4 x 24 in. ( 86.4 x 134 x 61 cm )
Oak flax brake with three blades set between thick, square side rails and hinged arm mounted above blades; raised on four splayed legs.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
According to the accession records, this flax processing device was used for breaking the tube of woody matter into small lengths, without damaging the fibrous layer of flax inside.
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.