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Admiral Digby Museum

Spokeshave


Accession number: 2003.29.46
Category: Woodworking T&E
Date: 1841 – 1917
Materials: Metal
Marks/Label: "TX" is cut into one side of the handle
Narrative: Used between 1841-1917, Appraised Requested and completed. Mr. Keen used to be a cabinet makers and wheelright.
Description:

metal spokeshave used for shaving wood; there are two handles that extend out to each side with a blade inserted in the centre

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