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. 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: 1/32 in x 6 in x 1/16 in; .07938 cm x 15.24 cm x .15875 cm
ID Number
DL.281476.0018
catalog number
281476.0018
accession number
281476
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Frank (Catherine) 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