A rare small tabletop example secured with interlocking bands…as is generally the case
the handle and associated stave were carved from the same piece of wood.
(The dasher is original; however, dasher handle is replaced; height: 13”)
Additional Information: Lever cutter, arm with blade for an early straw and fodder
cutting box. Farmers cut corn and other fodder into sh0ort piece so cattle would digest
easier. The large sharp blade is secured with four handmade screws suggesting an
early date. The piece displays well, graphic on wall much like a trade sign.
Tubular horizontal and vertical reservoir sections above circular watering pans with folded rims such-as-the demilune carrying handle. Typical Shaker ingenuity…submerge the device in a barrel of water filling the tubes; stored water keeps the trays full.
(Fine original condition; height: 9.75"; width: 19.5"; depth: 4.5”)
Four segments joined by rabbets and held by rived and pierced frame.
The decoration includes a spade beneath a large “X”, a house surmounted by crucifix;, a tree, and a heart surmounted by crucifix. (Height: 9.5")
Landers, Frary & Clark was founded in 1862 and remained in business for over 100 years. Over the years the company manufactured everything from stainless steel bull nose rings to toys to carving sets. This set, which includes two carving knives and forks and sharpening steel, comes in a leather case lined with green velvet. The set has stag horn handles with sterling Repousse mounts.
Dimensions of case: 18.625-inches wide, 2-inches high, 8.375-inches deep.
Dimensions of pieces: 12-inch large fork length, 16.25-inch large knife length, 14.375-inch sharpener length, 13-inch small knife length, 11-inch small fork length.
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