Burnisher

Leather-polishing tool, Mount Lebanon, NY

Object ID
1961.13003.15
Community
New York, Mount Lebanon
Description

Polishing stone set in a wooden edge tool. The handle is cut into a block "y" shape and the stone is set within the two arms. The stone is flat on top with the bottom overlapping the wooden arm and rounding in a concave line to meet the top of the stone. The handle than goes from rectangular to rounded and a scribe line is visible at the first fully rounded section from the stone. The handle bulges at its center, tapers toward its end, grows outward and finishes as a square. To make it an edge tool the base of the handle is nearly flat, but on one side the wood protrudes outward 10/16".

Dimensions

5 3/4 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. (14.7 x 2.8 x 3.8 cm)

New York, Mount Lebanon

New York,  Mount Lebanon

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Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon. Burnisher. https://shakerml.org/object/?id=7783. Accessed on March 28, 2020

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