Worth Tucker Diary – 23 Feb 1903

Tuesday, 23 Feb 2010 | by Mark Tucker


[Monday, February 23, 1903]


1903 put on Lathe for Bro.,

Charles pulsipher my


[Note: On page 44 of “Reading Early American Handwriting” by Kip Sperry it says that the “capital L often looks like a capital S.”  So I have transcribed the word as “Lathe”.  In Wikitonary lath is defined as: “A thin, narrow strip of wood, nailed to the rafters, studs, or floor beams of a building, for the purpose of supporting the tiles, plastering, etc.”  That would make sense with all the plastering work Worth has been doing.]


  1. I think the word is Laths not Sathe. Laths are the thins strips of wood used as a support for plaster, shingles, tiles and so on.

    Comment by Rebecca — 23 Feb 2010 @ 6:45 am

  2. When I looked at this entry today with fresh eyes, I remembered something about L and S begin confused, so I looked it up. I came to the same conclusion as you did. After I updated the entry, I saw your comment.

    Thank you so much.


    Comment by Mark Tucker — 23 Feb 2010 @ 6:52 am

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