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Admiral Digby Museum

Scribe, Wood

Accession number: 2003.29.9
Category: Woodworking T&E
Date: 1841 – 1917
Materials: Wood; Metal
Measurements: 75.5 cm L
Narrative: Used between 1841-1917, Appraised Requested and completed. Mr. Keen used to be a cabinet makers and wheelright.

Circular Scribe used for marking wood; wooden handle with  1cm round hole on one end; there is one piece of  wooden apparatus inserted and attached to the opposite end of the handle.  there is another identical wooden apparatus on to handle that can slide back and forth.  There is a wooden screw inserted in this to tighten the apparatus where you want it so that it doesn't move.  Both apparatus have a metal piece sticking out of one end to scribe the wood. 

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