1957.0093.049 A-H, Compass, side 1
  • 1957.0093.049 A-H, Compass, side 1
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Tool (for wood) (Compass)

  • Category:

    Tools

  • Creator (Role):

    Nathaniel Dominy IV (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    East Hampton, New York, Long Island, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1760-1800

  • Materials:

    Wood; Iron; Ivory; Birch; Beech, American; Satinwood

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.0093.049 A- H


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Object Number

1957.0093.049 A- H

Object Name

Tool (for wood) (Compass)

Category

Tools

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Nathaniel Dominy IV (Maker)
7/25/1737-10/23/1812
Married Katharine Hallome on June 30, 1753. Children: Mary (d. in infancy) and Anna (twins). 2nd Marriage: Married Hannah Baker on November 28, 157 (or 1759), Children: Jonathan (d. in infancy), Hannah, Mary (d. in infancy), Urania, Leah, Nathaniel V, Phoebe, Clara.

Place of Origin

East Hampton, New York, Long Island, United States, North America

Date

1760-1800

Subjects

Dominy Family Woodworking

Materials

Wood; Iron; Ivory; Birch; Beech, American; Satinwood

Dimensions (inches)

1.5 (H) , 39.2 (L) , 4.8 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

3.7 (H) , 99.5 (L) , 12.1 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements above are for the overall main piece. The stem (A) measurements are: L: 99.5cm, W: 1.8cm, H: 1.7cm. The fence (B) measurements are: L: 12.1cm, W: 3.9cm, H: 3.8cm. The fence (C) measurements are: L: 7.9cm, W: 3.8cm, H: 3.8cm. The fence (D) measurements are: L: 8.3cm, W: 3.8cm, H: 3.8cm. The wedge (E) measurements are: L: 8.1cm, W: 0.7cm, H: 1.5cm. The wedge (F) measurements are: L: 8.0cm, W: 0.7cm, H: 1.6cm. The wedge (G) measurements are: L: 8.0cm, W: 0.6cm, H: 1.4cm. The cross piece (H) measurements are: L: 52.9, W: 53.0, H: 2.4.

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Salaman, Raphael Arthur. 1990 Dictionary of Woodworking Tools c. 1700 -1970 and tools of allied trades.
For a description of a similar compass, see entry for Beam Compass, page 152.
[Book] Hummel, Charles F. 1968 With Hammer in Hand: The Dominy Craftsmen of East Hampton, New York.
Published: no. 30, p. 74.