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Object Name Drumstick
Date 1864-1920s
Description Wooden drumstick found in the parlor at 607 Grove Street during an archaeological excavation. The drumstick appears to have been handmade. There is a circular indentation on the end of the head of the stick and a small hole at the opposite end, as if the drumstick was turned on a lathe. The wood is not varnished, stained, or otherwise coated. The majority of the drumstick is a uniform thickness, at one end of the stick it tapers sharply and then ends in an egg shape.

This drumstick could have dropped below the floor during the construction of the house. It is also possible that someone dropped the stick down a knothole in the original floor, or when the front of the house was being remodeled after the fire.
Object Number 2004.021.114