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Three-Blade Brass Fleam

 Artifact — item: TC2008-004-001
Identifier: 2008-4-1

Content Description

Fleam with three blades and a brass housing with leather-wrapped board case. Of a simple and somewhat crude design, the three cast steel blades are attached at the proximal end of the instrument by a single screw through the brass outer housing. The blades are of three different sizes, each slightly rounded and with a dulled point, and has stamped on one side "B. WHARTON CAST STEEL." The blade tips have a slight graduated bevel into the middle. The fleam housing is engraved "Jacob Michaux" in script writing on both sides, and has several capital letter "M" marks engraved on each side as well. All engravings are crudely done by hand. The case is a close fit for the instrument, angling down to a triangle and with a simple lid attachment which doesn't secure tightly to the instrument.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • Creation: Between 1800 and 1840



0 Cubic Feet (Dimensions: 0.7cm x 8.4cm x 2.6cm)