My son took pictures of some rolling pins he saw during a recent visit to Mt. Vernon. He asked me to make him one. But before doing so, I needed dimensions and was curious about the origin of the style. So I wrote to MV, the request was forwarded to the curator and, after about a dozen e-mail exchanges I learned the origin. It seems the folks at MV had trouble researching those pins because they simply have no historical connection. They are made by a local craftsman for sale in the gift shop. They are simply a design of his own imagination. Personally, I think it is an impractical design. But, son wants and I made. The style is similar to one type of French rolling pin and would be OK if it were not for the knobs on the ends.
This was turned from hard maple and 'finished' with mineral oil. It is 18" wide and about 1 1/2" in diameter.