Overall: 34 x 52 3/4 x 24 in. ( 86.4 x 134 x 61 cm )
Oak flax brake with three blades set between thick, square side rails and hinged arm mounted above blades; raised on four splayed legs.
Flax brakes were used in flax processing to break the tube of woody matter into small lengths without damaging the fibrous layer of flax inside.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
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