Gavel

Object Number: 
1950.324b
Date: 
1830-1840
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 27.3 x 5.7 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Wooden gavel with 3 incised bands around each of the head and handle; the bottom of the handle is baluster shaped and tapers down to a rounded end.
Gallery Label: 
This gavel is said to have been used by William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), during his one month of service as ninth president of the United States.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. John V. Irwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group