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Created by:
Cesar Chelor, American, 1720 - 1784  Search this
Medium:
wood with iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 1/2 × 9 13/16 × 1 1/8 in. (14 × 25 × 2.8 cm)
Type:
planes (tools)
Place used:
Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1753-1784
Description:
A wooden molder with iron blade. In relief on the toe, oriented vertically, is [CESAR CHELOR / LIVING*IN / WRENTHAM]. There are visible chatter marks on the stock edges and minor checking cracks emanating from endgrain.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Building Arts  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Skilled labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Colonial period, 1600-1775  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Thomas Frazier in memory of Richard DeAvila
Object number:
A2022.99.1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Richard DeAvila / Cesar Chelor Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ff223a25-560e-4a25-ad51-20db620943e4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2022.99.1.1