The Davistown Museum
Center for the Study of Early Tools
Scattered throughout The Davistown Museum are tools by important manufacturers who are also the subject of
information files compiled by the museum. This is a listing of our holdings for:
Kenneth Lynch Collection Tools

Status Location
Historic Maritime III (1800-1840): Boomtown Years & the Dawn of the Industrial
Agricultural Implements
TKD3000 Yoke bio DTM MH
Wood with forged iron ferrules, 24" long, unsigned.
One of the many artifacts that Kenneth Lynch brought back from Europe in his collecting days in the 1930s and 1940s.
Miscellaneous Tools
TKD3501 Carved flower bio DTM MH
Wood, 10 1/2" high, 4 1/2" wide, unsigned.
This flower is European in origin, 17th or 18th century. It may have been a pattern fragment in a casting, or may have served a decorative
function in an unknown context. It is another gem from the collection of Kenneth Lynch, who brought this item from Europe with the numerous
tools he imported.
TKD3500 Pattern bio DTM MH
Wood, 9 1/2" high, 9 1/4" wide, unsigned.
It is European, from the 16th or 17th century; another of the interesting accidental durable remnants in the Kenneth Lynch collection.
TKD2001 Pattern bio DTM MH
Brass and wood, 9 1/2" long, 2 1/4" wide, unsigned.
This tool is part of the Kenneth Lynch Collection.
TKD2003 Pattern of Greek warriors in combat bio DTM MH
Wood, 11" high, 21" wide, unsigned.
This wooden pattern is of two Greek soldiers fighting. It was found at the Lynch foundry in Wilton, CT, but was originally discovered in Europe
and brought to America by Lynch while amassing his huge tool collection. It's age is unknown.
The Industrial Revolution (1865f.): Other Factory Made Tools
Agricultural Implements
TKD3001 Pitchfork bio DTM MH
Forged iron, 26" long, 4 7/8" wide, unsigned.
It is of European origin.
22601T4 Armorers' doming hammer bio DTM MH
Cast steel, 7 3/4" long, 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" diameter peens, signed "MOB" with trademark and marked "40" and "5".
MOB is the mark of the French toolmakers' cooperative that manufactured those tools. An additional description of this hammer can be found
in Lynch's catalog of tools in the museum reference area.
Quarrying Tools
032103T5 Miners' pick (?) bio photo DTM MH
Forged iron, 13" long, 3" handle socket, signed "2225".
This turn-of-the-century tool has an unusual form and a Kenneth Lynch provenance indicating he collected it in France or Spain in the early
20th century and brought it to this country with the other tools he collected.
Watchmakers, Jewelers, and Silversmiths' Tools
TKD1302 Silversmiths' doming hammer bio photo DTM MH
Drop-forged steel (?), 4 1/4" long with a 1" diameter face, signed "24" with an obscure touchmark on the reverse side, c. 1880-1910.
This is another specimen from the large tool collection purchased from Kenneth Lynch by the Liberty Tool Co.
Woodworking: Axes and Hatchets

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