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Early Painted Wooden Trammel.....SOLD
New England, ca. late 18th century. Appears to be carved from white oak with original thin red paint. Ratchet mechanism with pivoting handle that locks and releases the extending teeth. Made to hold and to raise/lower lighting devices. Superb woodworking in xxcellent condition. Waxed at some point giving it a soft, mellow surface. About 28 inches closed and can extend to about 4 feet. Provenance: Private CT collection from Lew Scranton.
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