Overall: 6 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 in. ( 15.9 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm )
incised: on one side: "C." incised: on opposite side: "May 3' 1832"
Salt-glazed stoneware plumb bob, cone-shaped with flattened sides; each side has incised lettering, and the upper section has three pierced holes.
This Crolius plumb bob, which would have hung on a string, was used for determining perpendicularity. Such a tool may have been useful in stacking pots in the kiln.
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.