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Parkdale-Maplewood Community Museum

Swage


Accession number: 2010.056 a-b
Date: circa 1920
Materials: Metal
Measurements: 41.5 cm L x 14 cm Wb) L 12.2 cm; W 1.4
Description: a) Two handles one has black handle the other has a hole.  The one with black handle rotates.the other end is like two round cylinders.
b)  one end is threaded and other end is flat like a hook.
History of Use: The term "swage" comes from the Old French term souage, meaning "decorative groove" or "ornamental moulding". Swages were originally tools used by blacksmiths to form metal into various shapes too intricate to make with a hammer alone.