Trowel

Object Number: 
1922.106
Date: 
1904
Medium: 
Silver, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 31.1 x 10.2 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the blade: "Hon George B McClellan/ MAYOR OF/ THE CITY OF NEW YORK/ used this trowel at/ the laying of the /Corner Stone of the/ 71ST REGIMENT ARMORY, N.G.N.Y./ April 30 1904/ PRESENTED BY/ FLEISCHMANN REALTY/ AND/ CONSTRUCTION/ NEW YORK" in
Description: 
Cast silver and ivory trowel with a tapered, cylindrical ivory handle with a molded silver tip, a tapered handle socket and a tapered and curved stem with a triangular joint; diamond-shaped blade with a long pointed tip; blade engraved, "Hon George B McClellan/ MAYOR OF/ THE CITY OF NEW YORK/ used this trowel at/ the laying of the /Corner Stone of the/ 71ST REGIMENT ARMORY, N.G.N.Y./ April 30 1904/ PRESENTED BY/ FLEISCHMANN REALTY/ AND/ CONSTRUCTION/ NEW YORK" in roman letters; maker's marks stamped on the underside of the blade.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George B. McClellan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group