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Admiral Digby Museum

Drill


Accession number: 2003.29.24
Object type: Ratchet Bit Brace
Date: 1841 – 1917
Materials: Wood; Metal
Measurements: 34 cm L
Narrative: Used between 1841-1917, Appraised Requested and completed. Mr. Keen used to be a cabinet makers and wheelright.
Description:

Round wooden handle on top of a metal frame; in the centre is an other wooden handle and more metal frame which has a chuck on the very end.  This is where you would insert a drill bit.

History of Use:

Used by cabinet maker, Edward Keen (1841-1917) and his son George (1879-1947).  Edward and his wife Jane (1847-1930) resided on Charleton Street, Digby, Nova Scotia.  His workshop was located on the property.

Donor, Chester Keen, was the grandson of Edward and the son of George Keen.  

Manufacturer: George Keen