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Snail Auger or Pod Auger

Date: 1890-1950
Overall: 110 x 3 mm, 12 g
Medium: Steel or metal
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bernard Lake
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Auger
Object No: 00053378

User Terms

    This steel Snail Auger or Pod Auger looks like an open seed-pod, with one side sharpened and twisted towards the nose so as to grasp the wood and hold the shavings. Steel augers are used to bore large holes by hand and consist of a bit or cutting part on a shank ending in an eye or a tang.

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