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Clamp Board

Artist/Maker:
Leight, John Simon (1780-1861)
Medium:
maple
Dimensions:
LOA 32″; WOA 19″
Accession Number:
589.22
Description:
Maple board, thickness 2 3/4″, with four squared pegs mounted on the face, one at each corner. The pegs are 21 1/2″ to 21 3/4″ apart length ways and 11 1/2″ apart width ways. They stand 2″ above the board. The center of the board is threaded with a 1″ hole. Circles (14 7/8″ DIA and 17″ DIA) are scribed around this center hole. The 14 7/8″ circle’s perimeter is scribed with thirteen 1 1/4″ circles placed 3 1/2″ apart. The 17″ circles is inscribed with 15 such smaller circles.
History:
LABEL NOTES: This board came from the shop of John Simon Leicht.
Credit Line:
Old Salem Collection