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Object Name Kit, Tool
Catalog Number 0985.13.00016, a-d
Date ca. 1864-1865
Description The four- (or possibly five-) piece tool kit consists of a wooden set of implements. These implements are:
(.16a) - device variously described as a vice or a shuttle, bobbin, and baseboard. (One piece: flat unfinished wooden board with two holes in it.) (Two additional pieces made from darkened wood: cylinder of wood with groove and hole cut into it with screw going through groove, and rounded slightly pointed piece of wood). (although this identification is doubtful, given dearth of weaving in POW camps).
(.16b) - drill (wooden disc mounted through center on wooden rod, attached by two strings to a second wooden rod).
(.16c) - mallet (unfinished wooden handle with metal, probably iron, head).
(.16d) - pliers (two pieces unfinished wood attached with metal wire at one end).

shuttle (.16b), bobbin (.16c), and base board (.16d).
Owned James T. C. Hundley
Owner Regiment 34th Virginia Infantry, Co. K
Made Pvt. James T. C. Hundley
Provenance James T. C. Hundley used these "homemade" tools to make rings and breast pins while he was imprisoned at Elmira Military Prison in Elmira, New York.
People Hundley, James T. C.
Search Terms Elmira Prison, New York
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war