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Allen Lewis
American (Mobile, Alabama, 04/07/1873 - 03/20/1957, Basking Ridge, New Jersey) Primary


Early 20th century

1 1/8 in. x 4 1/4 in. x 1 1/4 in. (2.86 cm x 10.8 cm x 3.18 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 1983.1.232.a
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Arts and Crafts Tools
Culture/Nationality: American
Collection: Allen Lewis Collection

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  • burins - Tools used in printmaking for engraving metal plates or end-grain wood blocks, consisting of a small steel rod, of square or lozenge section, with a sharpened point, and having a half-round wood handle that fits in the palm of the hand. In the context of archaeology, a specialized flake or blade with a chisel edge; used to carve or engrave softer materials such as bone, wood, or antler. For various tools for chasing or engraving metal or wood, use "gravers."
  • hand tools - Any tools which are operated by and guided by hand.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Temperamental! Prints in the Collection of Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr College , Mar 20, 2019 – Jun 2, 2019
  • Prints of Whistler and Haden from the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Mar 14, 1988 – Mar 30, 1988

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