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What is it? What is it worth?
04-15-2016, 05:48 PM (This post was last modified: 04-16-2016 05:59 AM by Scout.)
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What is it? What is it worth?
I found this buired in the ground by the back door of a very old barn. Its about 10" long, hollow, brass and has a big hole at one end and a small hole at the other. It has two screw eyes for attaching. It had two screws still in the holes when I dug it up. My guess its a buggy whip holder that got rubbed off on the side of the barn door opening. It is pretty heavy, so maybe it held something else. Scrap metal or can I get a few bucks for it?

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04-15-2016, 09:37 PM
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RE: What is it? What is it worth?
Before I even read your post I thought "buggy whip holder" too. Great minds think alike sometimes.

I like seeing pieces like that as they are from an age where the maker(s) took great pride in their work and the pieces are often more "artistic" than necessary, mostly because somebody had a lot of pride in his work.

Contrast this fine American made piece.....with the cheap trash found in hardware stores today!

We have lost something.

WC
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04-16-2016, 07:57 AM
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RE: What is it? What is it worth?
About six years ago on a western trip, I stopped at a restaurant for breakfast in a small town in southern Utah. On my way out, I noticed an unusual 2'x3' poster in the men's restroom. I don't remember the background as much as what was printed on it. The background was western countryside and I believe there was a cowboy on the poster.

The text went pretty much like this.
"May neither drought nor rain nor blizzard disturb the joy juice in your gizzard,
And may you camp where wind won't hit you, snakes won't bite and bears won't get you."

I kinda liked that and assumed it was a commercially available poster so being in a hurry, I never inquired as to where I could get one. Well I have searched a few times on the internet and haven't been able to find a poster like that so it must have been a limited production. It looks like I could make one up easier. I did find the text being used a few times with the originator being credited to "Anonymous."
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04-16-2016, 06:00 PM
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RE: What is it? What is it worth?
I have this nearly 200 year old barn with a winlass and all kinds of old pulleys and junk about.
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04-17-2016, 05:52 AM
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RE: What is it? What is it worth?
A regular treasure hunt! Is the barn in good shape? My wife's store is in an old barn, hard to heat but still nice.
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