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Axe


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Nom de l'objet : Axe
Type de l'objet : axe
Classification de l'objet : man-made artefact
Catégorie de l'objet : tools & equipment for materials
Sous-catégorie de l'objet : wood working tools & equipment
Discipline : forestry
material culture
Matériaux : metal
wood
string
Technique de fabrication : forged
shaped
cut
Numéro de catalogue : 1996.MA.WE.04
Province d'utilisation : pre-confederation Newfoundland
Newfoundland and Labrador
Pays d'utilisation : Canada
Dominion of Newfoundland
Culture : pre-confederation Newfoundland
Canadian
Secteur géo-culturel : North America
Contexte culturel : cutting wood
Date de début de production : c 1900
Date de fin de production : c 1950
Période : early 20th century
Description : This artefact is a hand axe that was used by a trapper in Labrador. The head is single edged with a flat back and is composed of blackened iron that shows signs of heavy use. The handle is wood that has been stained to a medium brown. The handle appears to be original to the axe head. The handle has a very shallow 'S' curve with a flare at the end to help avoid the user loosing grip. The handle has a split that runs 2/3rds the length of the back of the handle. The handle has been kept in serviceable condition by the banding of the split with twine that has been coiled where the head and handle meet. On the handle just below the head are two triangle notches whose base runs along the bottom of the axe head. The head is attached to the handle in a mortis and tenon fashion. The handle is slotted through the head and held in place with a wedge that splits the wood and the tension keeps the head in place. This axe has had nails used to act as wedges to assist in keeping the head in place.
Commentaires : Born in 1872, Bertha Andersen was the daughter of Torsten and Marry Ann Andersen, the founders of the town of Makkovik. Though she never married, Bertha was a highly respected member of the community. Her dedication to the people of Makkovik was shown through her work as the town post mistress, impromptu counsellor when approached by many for advice, and midwife. As a midwife in Makkovik, Bertha was credited with delivering no less than 70 babies. Bertha was also known to fish, hunt, and trap in the area surrounding Makkovik.
Fonctions : This axe was used by Bertha Andersen a resident of Makkovik in her activities as a trapper.
Longueur : 27
Unité de mesure linéaire : cm
Nombre d'objets : 1
Nombre de parties composantes : 3
Nom des parties composantes : head
handle
string
Objets associés : 1996.WE.MA.04
1996.WE.MA.02
1999.WE.MA.01
2000.WE.MA.01
2002.WE.MA.01
also see 1998.WE.MA.02
Établissement : White Elephant Museum Inc.
Ville de l'établissement : Makkovik
Province de l'établissement : Newfoundland and Labrador
Site web de l'établissement : http://www.labradorvirtualmuseum.ca/wem  

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