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    Posted 4 months ago

    Irishcolle…
    (88 items)

    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.

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    1. keramikos keramikos, 4 months ago
      Irishcollector, Cool.

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

      *snip*

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

      *snip*

      https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Blackstone_and_Co

      Here's one that's painted:

      https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-us/auction-catalogues/wessex-auction-rooms/catalogue-id-srwess10140/lot-08acbe20-13c6-4ef6-9adf-a7b7015a518a

      And for those who think of haymakers only as a pugilistic technique, here are some actual haymakers:

      https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-agricultural-implements-19th-century-artist-unknown-17641521.html

      https://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photo-antique-haymaker-bridge-luberon-france-tractor-seat-old-hills-behind-image85508383#res170862
    2. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 4 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, 4 months ago
      "Swath"? And just when I though I couldn't learn more on CW. LOL !

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