Metal Scroll-Saw Blade Used By Peter Glass

Description
This metal scroll-saw blade belonged to Peter Glass. It was ideal for cutting and shaping inlay, intarsia, and marquetry. As a farmer in Wisconsin, German immigrant, Peter Glass, applied his native training as a marquetry craftsman to make award-winning furniture in his spare time. The scroll-saw, of which this blade was a part, was likely pedal operated.
Date made
Late 19th C.
associated person
Glass, Peter
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/16 in x 4 7/8 in x 1/4 in; .15875 cm x 12.3825 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
DL.281476.0017
catalog number
281476.0017
accession number
281476
Credit Line
Gift of Catherine Vidano (Mrs. Frank Vidano)
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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