Sawtooth Trammel

Sawtooth trammel consisting of a hanging rod suspended from a swivel hook on large ring that has a curved handle looped through its bottom end and an adjustable, sawtooth extension with eight ratchets that ends in a flat-scroll hook chased with a feather or chevron pattern and a spear-pointed finial. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
early 18th century
Physical Description
iron, wrought (overall material)
overall: 2 1/4 in x 40 1/2 in x 5 7/8 in; 5.715 cm x 102.87 cm x 14.9225 cm
place made
United States: New Hampshire
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift, Mary E. Maxwell Fund

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