Mid-1800s Stuff

  • Posted Aug. 31, 2011 by Donald Baird Viewed 2492 times
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Recognize this mouse trap from Cinderella?

Reaper first mass produced in 1847. The first reapers cut the standing grain and, with a revolving reel, swept it onto a platform from which it was raked off into piles by a man walking alongside. It could harvest more grain than five men using the earlier cradles.

4 different types of butter churners

Butter churner operated by dogs on the platform.

Hay rake in the foreground.

Log smokehouse

Cobbler's workshop


Know what this is? It's a cutter for producing leather straps

Harness maker's tools

Print shop

Blacksmith shop

Know what this is?

Now do you know?

Manure spreader. The previous pictures were the back of the spreader.

Print shop on right and harness shop on left

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      2011.09.01 Edited

      [i]Wonderful set!!! When I was young baby, my granddad had rake like at photo #5 and I loved to play on it :) [/i]Beautiful memories.... Thank you very much for sharing!