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CEREMONIAL TROWEL

The trowel is a tool used by bricklayers having a triangular metal blade attached to a wooden handle. Silver or silverplate examples were used since the 19th century in occasion of ceremonies of laying the foundation stone of public buildings.
In this case the blade was engraved with an inscription commemorating the event.


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