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Basket splint gauge, ca. 1900

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
MMN Item 23469 Item Details
Basket splint gauge, ca. 1900
MMN Item 23469 Zoom

Description

Makers of fancy baskets had a variety of gauges that they used to divide strips of ash into uniform widths. Each gauge was made to fit the hand of the user and often had a design carved into it.

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