American Forged Iron and Walnut Flax Hatchel

American Forged Iron and Walnut Flax Hatchel

Ref: M0667

Found in Delaware, this common tool of early American history, was hand crafted with a walnut base and hand forged iron prongs. Flax hatchels were used by the American colonists in processing of flax fibers into linen thread to straighten and grade the fibers. Today it makes an interesting accessory, and actually could find usage in the modern home; perhaps as a letter holder.

c. 1800
W 20 D 5.25 H 4.5 in.
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