One very large wooden brace
one wooden brace
Info from card in loan receipts file: Handmade around 1770. Originally belonged to a shipbuilder in Portsmouth, England. Handed down in the same family for about 100 years. Sold to a cabinetmaker who moved to Bradford, England; he used the brace for about 50 years until he retired and sold it and his whole chest of tools to a 14-year-old boy beginning his apprenticeship as a joiner/cabinetmaker. The boy, James N. Morfitt of Bradford England, used the tool for 52 years before donating it to CCCCP.
According to history, should be branded with the name of the owner previous to J.N. Morfitt. (See history)
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