This gavel, used by Speaker John Boehner, is typical of those wielded in the House Chamber. Made of maple and marked with incised lines, it came from the Capitol's woodworkers, who have crafted gavels for the House since the 1800s.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Gavel of Speaker John Andrew Boehner,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2015/2015-073-000/
(November 27, 2022)
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