Model 1910 Entrenching Tool

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."
Location
Currently not on view
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
World War I
The Emergence of Modern America
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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