Model 1910 Entrenching Tool

Description
Physical Description
Wooden handle attached at a right angle to a wooden shaft with a metal, concave, pointed plate.
General History
The Model 1910 entrenching tool or shovel was carried on the soldier's back under the meat can and cover and on top of the haversack and pack carrier. Initially called a "shovel," it was soon officially designated an "entrenching tool," which was shortened to "e-tool."
Object Name
shovel, entrenching
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 7 in x 2 in; 55.88 cm x 17.78 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
1978.0853.04
accession number
1978.0853
catalog number
1978.0853.04
related event
World War I
The Emergence of Modern America
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Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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