Posted 5 years ago
This is an old luggage shelf ( I think) from early 1900's passenger car. this comes from the railroad country of southern Illinois. This was found in my great grandma's garage, which great grandpa stored his greasde guns (gasp) layers and layers of grease, dirt, and oil covered this when we found it. It took me weeks to clean it. The only mark on it is "The Dayton Manufacting Co" Never have seen another item like this. I do realize in the pick that we may have it hanging upside down, but we find this most convenient fot storing items, and this thing is heavy! at lest 35-40 lbs of solid brass. Any info anyone has would be appreciated. Have no idea on the value of this. (The passenger cars used to be scrapped out). This is definitely staying in the family!!