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Nameplate from a Blackstone swath turner.

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    Posted 6 months ago

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    Todays find from another autojumble. Got there late so I thought anything interesting would be gone. Then I saw this cast iron plate from a swath turner made by the English company of Blackstone. About 8 inches wide.


    1. keramikos keramikos, 6 months ago
      Irishcollector, Cool.

      I found some similar ones, and the caption on one of them characterized it as a plaque for a prize:


      Plaque for First Prize Haymaker, No. 18, at the R. A. S. E., Taunton.


      Here's one that's painted:

      And for those who think of haymakers only as a pugilistic technique, here are some actual haymakers:
    2. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 6 months ago
      Thanks for your comments and the links. Blackstone had several different plates for their hayturners including a very nice dated round version.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 months ago
      "Swath"? And just when I though I couldn't learn more on CW. LOL !

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