AMERICAN HATCHEL. Another unique New England 19th century lidded hatchel. A pine plank with a set of iron spikes protruded from the reverse side used to pull thru flax or dense wool to thin it before it is put onto a spinner and turned into thread. A crude construction with square nails and uneven cut edges, definitely one of a kind, made by someone who had the skill and need. Measures 23" length and 6" in height.
Circa 1830 to 1840.
FOR SALE @ $110.00