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Cooper's Shaves

Image of a Cooper's draw shave from the Ohio Tool Company Catalog No. 23, 1910.

Two examples of Cooper's Adzes as seen in Diderot's Encyclopedia

Cooper's Draw Shave
circa 1800-1840
Wood and cast steel, 14" long, 3/16" curved cutting edge, signed "L Hardy CAST STEEL". L. Hardy is not listed in DATM (Nelson 1999). This is probably Ephraim L. Hardy of Brookline, NH.