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- Object Name: tool
- Accession Number: 2000.258
- Date: 1930`s
- Description: Iron heart-shaped tool. Consists of a curved handle perpendicular to a heart-shaped blade made from a strip of iron. Tool has been painted silver. Used at Prestongrange to cut clay.
This tool was used at Prestongrange Brickworks. It is similar to a pastry cutter but was used instead to cut clay. Special tools for individual orders would be made on site by the colliery blacksmith.
This is an iron tool. It consists of a curved handle perpendicular to a heart-shaped blade made from a strip of iron (or steel). The tool has been painted silver.
Prestongrange Brickworks was begun as a facility supplying drainage tiles to Prestongrange Estate in the early nineteenth century. When a colliery was sunk nearby and abundant fireclay tapped, the works developed on industrial lines and made everything from chimney cans and bricks to decorative garden pieces.
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