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Image: Pick-ax with steel head

Pick-ax with steel head
United States tool

32 x 17 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (81 x 44 x 4 cm)

Collins & Co. Hartford (1826 - 1957) Primary

Object Type: tool
Creation Places: North America, United States, Connecticut
Medium and Support: metal on wood
Accession Number: 1966.93
Wind and tides build up high pressure ridges of jumbled sea ice, and a pick-ax was needed to hew a trail for the sledges. Next to the manufacturer's mark are stamped a five-pointed crown with the word Legitimo, U.S. [indistinct] and 3 indistinct initials, possibly TJN.

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Location Latitude: 41.765804, Longitude: -72.673372

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