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Pick Axe Head
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Title: Pick Axe Head
Identifier: 989.6.21
Donor: Mr. Fred Heal
Item Date: 1820-1890
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A metal pick axe head. Long body with two pointed ends and a hole in the centre for handle.

A Pick Axe is a hand tool with a hard head attached perpendicular to the handle. The head is a spike ending in a sharp point, may curve slightly, and often has a counter-weight to improve ease of use. The stronger the spike, the more effectively the tool can pierce the surface. Rocking the embedded spike about and removing it can then break up the surface. _http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickaxe_
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