Wood bootjack that belonged to William Henry Harrison and was given to Benjamin Harrison February 10, 1892, from Abram Stanley of Salem, Indiana. A wood block 3 ¾” x 1 7/8” x 1” on the bottom near the “v” shaped end allows the bootjack to sit on an angle. Wood is cracked from the base of the "v" down through the center. The left point of the "v" is worn or broken off at the end slightly. There are several holes and nails: some are where the wood block base is attached and others are closer to the "v" (on either side of opening). A hole for hanging or strap at foot of bootjack is slightly off center to the left. Letter #2449 is from Abram Stanley states that the bootjack was William Henry Harrison and has been in Stanley's possession for fifty-one years.
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