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Forged steel winged divider. James Cracroft used this tool while he was working as a cooper in Kansas from 1867 until his death in 1900. He brought coopering tools from Indiana at the close of the Civil War, first using them in Fort Scott, Kansas, until about 1880 and thereafter at Hartford, Kansas. Dividers helped coopers make the barrelheads fit properly into the barrel.

Date: between 1850 and 1860

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Item Number: 224819
KSHS Identifier: 1933.15.2

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