Object Name: Set, Silversmith's
Object ID: 1995.005
Description: Set of 72 silversmith's tools used by August Anshelm at the William B. Durgin Company, Concord, NH. Tools include hammers, files, stakes, punches, chisels, wire and rod, sharpening and polishing supplies, and a horseshoe stamp.
Provenance: Augustus Anshelm, Cambridge, MA and Concord, NH. Father-in-law of donor, Frederick Wood. Silversmith in Boston, MA, then at William B. Durgin Company, Concord, NH. While at Durgin, worked on U.S.S. New Hampshire silver service.
Marks indicate that August Anshelm worked for Goodnow & Jenks, Boston, prior to employment by the Durgin Company.
Credit Line: Gift of Frederick M. Wood
Anshelm, August (1875-1938),
Durgin, William B. (1833-1905)