Maker not identified
Wood and steel
18th century

This farm implement belonged to John Curtis of Boxford, Massachusetts. When residents of Lexington and Concord called for volunteers to help against the British, Curtis was among those who answered the alarm. He and a number of other men arrived too late for the battle at Lexington. Instead, they pursued the British back to Cambridge.
Note: This object is currently on loan to the Museum of Our National Heritage in Lexington, MA.