Accession number: 2003.29.40
Object type: Scriber
Date: 1841 – 1917
Materials: Wood; Brass
Measurements: 19.5 cm L x 5 cm WWidth measured across the centre block
Narrative: Used between 1841-1917, Appraised Requested and completed. Mr. Keen used to be a cabinet makers and wheelright.
Description: A small block of wood, with a decorative brass insert, and a hole through the centre; there is also a brass screw in on end of the block. There is a narrow piece of wood inserted through the centre. The narrow wood has a length of brass inserted in the bottom. This piece of brass has a screw on one end used for adjusting the scriber width. There are two brass tips on the opposite end (bottom) for scribing.
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.