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Woodworking tool with whale's tooth handle

SCRIMSHAW & ALLIED ARTS - TOOLS
Auger bit
USA, CT, New London
1858
Ivory; metal
Overall: 9 3/8 x 5 x 1 1/2 in.
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Metal auger bit for wood working fitted to polished whale's tooth handle. Handle carved and polished to suggest open mouthed animal. Engraved on one side "SHIP SIAM/ 1858/ NEW LONDON".

1939.2045

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