Trowel (Period)

Trowel (Period)

A trowel is a small handheld tool used by masons (and later by gardeners), for spreading, scooping, or smoothing.  It’s a period charge, found in the arms of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers, 1545 [Bromley & Child 201].  The trowel has its handle to base by Society default, with the blade flat-on to the viewer.  For related charges, see hoe, spade.

Alix Concordia von Altstein bears:  Per pale purpure and vert, a pale rayonny argent between two trowels Or.

Thomas MacPherson bears:  Argent billety gules, three trowels sable.

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