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Admiral Digby Museum


Accession number: 2003.29.23
Category: Woodworking T&E
Object type: Bit, Auger
Date: 1841 – 1917
Materials: Metal
Narrative: Used between 1841-1917, Appraised Requested and completed. Mr. Keen used to be a cabinet makers and wheelright.

the top end is cut on four side to flatten it so that it would fit into a handle.  The bottom 10cm are twisted with a point on the very end, in order to drill holes

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