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Dear A. Judd,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched The Project Gutenberg EBook of Woodworking Tools 1600-1900, by Peter C. Welsh and were unable to locate a reference to a tool by that name. We suggest that you contact organizations that specializes in historic trades and crafts, such as Colonial Williamsburg’s Department of Historical Research and Digital History, the Early American Industries Association, and the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts.
We did locate articles stating that Noah’s Arks ranging from simple wooden toys to elaborate pieces of art were popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. According to some sources, such toys were considered by some to be suitable for religious instruction and where therefore regarded differently from other toys. See the following for examples of articles we found.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!