Wednesday, November 25, 2009

1783. A stone worker's chisel:

The chisel looks like a smaller version of the granite cutter's hammer that I posted a few years ago:

1784. A toolbox for working on a tractor or other equipment, the metal part on top of the box allows extra room for a tall oil can.

1785. A stamping press, seal press, or fly press, for embossing or stamping paper or other substances, patented in 1868, number 76,647:

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1786. Probably a street vendor's cart from the 1930s-1940s for selling food, it would have contained noodles, meat, vegetables, and sauces.

1787. According to the owner this is a fireman's pike:

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1788. A dust container for a compressed air duster, "used in spraying field and truck crops," patent number 1,877,778:

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