Wood gavel and case


Accession Number: 2016.3

Description: (a) Turned cherry gavel with heavy, slightly uneven coat of glossy finish; knot in wood just below groove at neck of handle; head has a straight cylindrical center separated from the slightly larger heads on each side by a bead, heads taper to a flat face; (b) wooden case with hinged lid, butt joint construction secured with glue and pins; brass latch and two hinges pinned into wood; typed paper label taped under lid with cellophane tape, "Wild Cherry, made of a part of the hand rails of the OLD Kentucky School for the Blind. Which was built on 1853 to 1855. It stood at 1867 Frankfort Ave, Louisville Ky. Torn down in 1966. It was used as an army hospital during the Civil WAr by the Union Forces. I.R.B."

Height: 2.125

Width: 9.875

Depth: 4.25

Date Made: ca. 1967

Maker: Ball, Ira

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Credit Line: Gift of Lowell Miland Griffine 2016.30

Subjects: Civil wars Education of disabled persons Residential facilities

Dimension Notes: Overall, case. Gavel is 9.125 x 3.375 x 1.5".

Made: Ball, Ira

Material: Wood, brass, paper

Updated: 02/15/2017