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Catalog Number PALM 00907
Date 1993
Artist Farmer, Michael W.
Artist Role Wood-carver
Title Claw Hammer and Hardware (Rankins & Snyder Hardware Co.)
Description Wooden carved walking stick with yellow ochre hammer on the top. The hammer has a red handle. Below the hammer is rope twisted around the stick with a nut and bolt on either side of the end of the rope. That is followed by a series of spikes that go around the stick with the heads and the ends alternating up and down. From there is a paint brush, a hand saw and a screwdriver and a wrench. A foot from the base is carved "M.W. Farmer © 93 KY".
Provenance Used to create the molds on the tree guards representing Rankins & Snyder Hardware at 730 West Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dimensions H-51 W-10 inches
Material Paint/Wood
Medium Wood
Technique Carving
Location Metro Development Center, 444 S. Fifth Street, Sixth Floor, by appointment
Signed Name M.W. Farmer
Signature Location Left side 12" from base of walking stick