Slitting File

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Object Name: 
Slitting File
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
79.7.14 L
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 16.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1880-1920
Primary Description: 
Wood, iron; drawn, coated. Tapered file with broken tip and curved wooden handle. Marked near handle "CASTSTEEL". The metal collar of the handle is missing.
Provenance: 
Walther, Gerhard, Source
1979-09-21
Blaschka, Leopold (1822-1895), Former Collection
Blaschka, Rudolf (1857-1939), Former Collection
From the Darkness of the Sea: The Cornell Collection of Blaschka Glass Invertebrate Models
Venue(s)
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art 2017-09-02 through 2017-12-24
The historic collection of glass marine animals by Leopold Blaschka (1822–1895) and his son Rudolf (1857–1939) was acquired by Cornell in 1885 for use in teaching in the sciences. This exhibition will feature a selection of these unique sculptures and the Blaschkas’ drawings following a 2016 exhibition at the Corning Museum of Glass.