This looks like a cheap cast metal spoke or leather shave, missing the blade and wedge, but I liked the material-saving hollow handle bottoms. Manufacturer wasn't proud enough of it to put their name on it...
Saturday, September 30, 2023
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While looking for info on industrial belt and pulley systems, ads for belting turn up often in old industrial magazines.
Balata is a hard rubberlike material made by drying the milky juice produced principally by the bully tree (species Manilkara bidentata) of Guyana and the West Indies. Britannica
Sunday, September 24, 2023
Saturday, September 23, 2023
A 1957 Desoto at the Cayuga, Ontario drag strip, with the hood removed for cosmetic reasons, side chrome trim removed but with fender skirts and full moon disc hubcaps added. Apparently the upholstery is now a leopard skin pattern. I would also expect to see (and hear) Thrush mufflers underneath. Truly a fifties custom.
The Perfect Machine Company was in existence from 1914 to only 1923 on Main St. in Galt, now part of Cambridge. During that time they manufactured metal-working machinery and various cast iron parts.
Friday, September 22, 2023
Thursday, September 21, 2023
The Garford Truck company started in Elyria Ohio in 1909, their first big sale was to the US post office. By 1925 they had moved 120 miles west to Lima Ohio and changed their name to Superior Body. Superior Body built mostly ambulances and hearses, by the end of the 1930s they were focusing on school buses. 1940 brought another name change to Superior Coach. Superior Coach lasted till 1980, under different owners and with other product lines.
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A reader, John, sent the link to this anvil-vise, recently sold on Facebook marketplace. The patent date is cast in the side, Sept 12 1912, but no makers name anywhere on it. Another little thing to research...
It will stand on the curvy end, for what it's worth.
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