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Description
A metal contraption attached to a wooden handle. Looks similar to a gun one might see in early Star Wars films. At the 'barrel' end of the contraption is a sharp point. If a tab is pulled forward in the middle of the item, this end is extended by a flat pointed end that is slid underneath the sharp…
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Artist or Maker
John E. Garrett
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Nova Scotia
Start Date
1926
Description
A metal contraption attached to a wooden handle. Looks similar to a gun one might see in early Star Wars films. At the 'barrel' end of the contraption is a sharp point. If a tab is pulled forward in the middle of the item, this end is extended by a flat pointed end that is slid underneath the sharp pointed end. On the handle end, the item is polished wood.
Narrative
Invented and patented in 1926, this Bluenose Rug Hooking Machine has a lot of information found on the website: http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/cpm/catalog/cat2102e.shtml#1224156. An excerpt appears below: "Commercial activities of the Garrett business included the sale of wool yarn, hooks, binding, frames, and other materials, as well as several versions of a rug-hooking machine. Garrett began experimenting with various models and refinements of the machine, one called "Garrett's Rug Hooker" (advertised in 1920) and another named "Little Wonder." Finally, in 1926, he patented the Bluenose Rug Hooking Machine in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. It was popular immediately, with about 12 000 selling in the first year. The machine was meant to be used with yarn, but could be used with finely cut rags."
Inscriptions
PAT Grt Brit Mar 30 1926
Height
9
Length
20
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.180.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Metal wrench. One end has one head that is 2.8cm wide, the other end has two heads, each approximately 2cm wide. "G70" stamped on one side.
Title
Madison Plow Company G70 Implement Wrench
Manufacturer
Madison Plow Company
Other Names
farm wrench
implement wrench
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Madison
United States
Wisconsin
Start Date
1910
End Date
1951
Period or Date Notes
Dates based on Madison Plow Company operations, as per http://www.historicmadison.org/Madison%27s%20Past/Places/Walking%20Tours/IndustrialTour2.html (accessed November 2017).
Description
Metal wrench. One end has one head that is 2.8cm wide, the other end has two heads, each approximately 2cm wide. "G70" stamped on one side.
History Of Use
G70 wrench is listed in Madison Plow Company for their wood and steel frame transplanters, cultivators, planters, and disc harrows. It is only one of two wrenches that have been attributed to the Madison Plow Company. (Source: http://www.wrenchingnews.com/sell-page/sell.html, accessed November 2017).
Length
18.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
2017.118.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact