Flax brake

Object Number: 
Z.969
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 1/2 x 43 x 26 3/4 in. ( 69.8 x 109.2 x 67.9 cm )
Description: 
Wooden flax brake with four blades set between thick, square side rails and hinged arm mounted above blades; raised on four splayed legs.
Gallery Label: 
This flax processing device was used for breaking the tube of woody matter into small lengths, without damaging the fibrous layer of flax inside.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group