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    Posted 1 year ago

    scottvez
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    This is a loose tintype that dates from the 1870s- 80s time period.

    The pose is typical of those showing off an invention or patent.

    I am not sure what the device is or what it was used for. Thoughts on the device are appreciated-- maybe some sort of farming implement?

    My original photo and my jpgs-- do not copy or reproduce in any form without permission.

    scott

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    1. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 1 year ago
      Hmmmmmmm ,,, I think it is a preacher
      the Bible is in front ,
      of the little stand ,that holds the Bible
      Traveling preacher
    2. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks much 33rpm.

      The book is a photograph album. Size matches and the round white buttons are typical of era photograph albums.

      The stand has little swivel casters on the front side. One on the left is head on, right side one has been turned to show a side view.

      scott
    3. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      I think we are seeing the device from it’s rear.
      On the opposite end from the wheels, those 2 long ‘bars’ might be for hitching the device to a horse or to a wagon. Maybe it’s for gathering hay or something similar that needs to be raked up.
    4. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks watch.

      I thought the same thing about the bars on the front. Also notice the small spanners get smaller as you go from right to left.

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks fort and newfld.

      scott
    6. verbatim verbatim, 1 year ago
      A TV antenna.

      Kidding!
    7. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 1 year ago
      very interesting
    8. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks kiva, kwqd and ben.

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks buss.

      scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks buss.

      scott
    11. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thank you tom.

      scott

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