Reciprocating Saw-cut Timber Billet From Saw Mill

Date:
1824-1870

Though the Federal armory brought many workers to Harpers Ferry, these workers were sustained by the businesses and manufactories of the town.

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0004
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Circular Saw-cut Timber Billet From Saw Mill

Date:
1846-1870

Though the Federal armory brought many workers to Harpers Ferry, these workers were sustained by the businesses and manufactories of the town.

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.1022.0005
Institution:
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Broad Axe

The broad axe was used to square timber after it was cut to length and scored. In order to be squared, a log is anchored in place with iron dogs, made by the smith. The axe was the primary tool of the pioneer. It was used for felling trees, scoring, hewing, and corner notching. The broad axe was used to square timber after it was cut to length and scored.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania