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Admiral Digby Museum

Level, Carpenter's


Accession number: 2003.29.2
Category: Woodworking T&E
Date: 1841 – 1917
Materials: Wood; Brass; Glass
Measurements: 77 cm L x 8 cm W x 3.25 cm Thick
Narrative: Used between 1841-1917, Appraised Requested and completed. Mr. Keen used to be a cabinet makers and wheelright.
Description:

Wooden level with brass ends and brass on the bottom and two sides around the bubble' area.  "C. Keen" is engraved in the wood.  It appears this name was put on by punching tiny holes to make each letter.  The left side of the level has a round hole through it which is where you can see another level "bubble".   

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