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Posted 11 months ago

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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

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  1. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 11 months ago
    Google, Charles I Earll.
  2. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 11 months ago
    looks like its the pull cord that ran threw the train to pull to get off...? just my guess...
  3. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 11 months ago
    you can see the ropes in this link
  4. jar-head, 11 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, 11 months ago
    You're welcome. Always glad to help. :)

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