Plane, moulding. This and the following (#556 - #569) are carpenter's tools for making moulding. They were used by Alfred Jarvis while at work on the State Capitol during the period of 1875-1880. Donor is the grandson of Alfred Jarvis. Ora Williams, Curator, states that he knew Alfred Jarvis very well; that he was foreman of the carpenters at the State House, working under Bob Finkbine. Later he became night captain of police in Des Moines under Mayor Carpenter. He died at the age of 80 years some time ago.
Presented July 23, 1946
|Source||Jarvis, A. Eugene|