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Cast iron housing for rope and spring part for red rocket street car Toronto

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Posted 8 months ago

jar-head
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Round heavy cast iron housing spring loaded with a blue and white rope that i was told it sat on top of a streetcar namely the red rocket Toronto Ontario but do not know what the purpose of it was or the age
The name Earll with a Pat. N0. 2131223 stamped on it

Mystery Solved

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  1. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 8 months ago
    Google, Charles I Earll.
  2. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 8 months ago
    https://transit.toronto.on.ca/streetcar/4509.shtml
    looks like its the pull cord that ran threw the train to pull to get off...? just my guess...
  3. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 8 months ago
    you can see the ropes in this link
    http://www.blogto.com/city/2013/04/what_the_original_red_rocket_looked_like_in_toronto/
  4. jar-head, 8 months ago
    Thank you, both for the help and now i know it is a trolly retriever and set at the back of a streetcar and trolley with the rope fastened to the electric receiver arm.
  5. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 8 months ago
    You're welcome. Always glad to help. :)

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