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drill

Object Number: 
1954.34
Date: 
ca. 1825
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 in. ( 81.3 cm )
Description: 
Wooden pump drill composed of a vertical cylindrical spindle terminating in an iron drill bit that presses a sliding horizontal bow with a rope attached to its ends and a fixed circular disc.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this pump drill was made by Charles Hewlett, a cabinet maker in Hewlett, Long Island in 1825.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Rita Gottesman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group