Object Number: 
ca. 1825
Silver, wood
Overall: 7 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 19.7 x 6 x 3.2 cm )
Cast silver and wooden trowel with a turned wooden handle with a silver ring finial, cylindrical handle socket and a bent stem with a triangular drop; diamond-shaped blade.
Gallery Label: 
This trowel was presented by the State of New York to John Maynard of Salina, the builder of the first lock on the Erie Canal at Lockport, NY. The canal was begun in 1817 and completed 1825.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Arthur Maynard and Helen Maynard Kavanaugh, through Mrs. Martin Wilmath
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group