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Plumb bob

Object Number: 
1925.69
Date: 
ca. 1832
Medium: 
Stoneware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 in. ( 15.9 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on one side: "C." incised: on opposite side: "May 3' 1832"
Description: 
Salt-glazed stoneware plumb bob, cone-shaped with flattened sides; each side has incised lettering, and the upper section has three pierced holes.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group