Abraham Lincoln Related Gavel - Inventory Number: POL 068
Outstanding gavel made from wood found at the Kentucky farm birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. The farm was referred to as the Knob Creek farm near Athertonville in Larue County, Kentucky and was home to Lincoln until 1816 when his family moved to Spencer, Indiana.
A jeweler-inscribed silver cap is glued to one striking end which reads “From the farm / in / Larue County / Kentucky / on which / Abraham / Lincoln / was born.”
In very good condition, the gavel was typical of those used at G.A.R. post meetings during the late nineteenth century. Specimen measure 12” overall and exhibits a 10½” long, lathe-turned, cylindrical oak handle topped with a barrel-shaped wood head 3¼” long and 2” in diameter. Head is tightly secured to the handle. All oak wood is excellent with no visible cracks, splits or repairs.
This jeweler inscribed wooden gavel from the Knob Creek, Kentucky farm is a fine bit of Lincoln Americana!
Inventory Number: POL 068