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Molding Planes
The planes are 9 1/2 inches long and the largest is 2 1/2 inches wide.
Made by James Killam, 1820-50
Glastonbury, Conn.
Collection of Edw. C. Swift

Perkins Tractors
Courtesy Menzcer Museum of Medicine & Dentistry, Hartford, Connecticut

Patented February 17, 1796 by Elisha Perkins, these were rod like tools with one blunt, rounded end and one sharp pointed end, usually made of combinations of copper, zinc, iron or pewter. Their purpose was to alleviate painful conditions and "inflammatory tumors."


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