Ship Tools from the Propeller Indiana, Shovel

Description
All the hand tools were found in the engine and boiler space below decks in Indiana’s hold, indicating that they were used for the machinery. The crew used the shovel to add coal to the fires.
Object Name
shovel, flat iron
date made
mid-1800s
when the Indiana was found
1972
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
Measurements
blade: 12 in x 13 1/2 in; x 30.48 cm x 34.29 cm
Associated Place
Great Lakes
ID Number
1979.1030.58
catalog number
1979.1030.58
accession number
1979.1030
subject
Transportation
Work
Energy & Power
Industry & Manufacturing
On the Water exhibit
event
Expansion and Reform
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Work and Industry: Maritime
On the Water exhibit
Exhibition
On the Water
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Michigan Department of State, Michigan History Division (through Bruce J. Andrews)
Publication title
On the Water online exhibition
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater

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