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Title: Woodworking tool with whale's tooth handle

Accession Number: 1939.2045
Category: SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TOOLS
Type: auger bit
Maker:
Place: USA, CT, New London
Date: 1858
Materials: ivory; metal
Description: Metal auger bit for wood working fitted to polished whale's tooth handle. Handle carved and polished to suggest open mouthed animal. Engraved on one side "SHIP SIAM/ 1858/ NEW LONDON".

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