Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Collection Fort Nisqually Permanent Collection
Object ID Number 1981.09.02
Object Name Maul
Description Shake maul, all wood. Probably used with 1981.09.01a&b, a froe, to split wood along the grain. "Shake" in this context refers to a wooden shingle made from split logs. Measures 14 1/2 inches overall length, the head measures 7 7/8 inches by 6 inches and is an oblong shape. The handle is 6 inches long and 1 1/8 inches in diameter. At Fort Nisqually, batches of cedar shingles were accepted in trade for credit at the Sale Shop. The shingles were then used as roofing materials by the fort or shipped out to buyers as needed.
Date Mid-19th century
Search Terms Maul
Wood tool
Mallet
Shake Maul
Imagefile 006\19810902.JPG