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1549. Approximately 20" long:
The U-shaped part is spring returned to this position and can be pushed down about an inch:
One of the patent drawings:
1550. 10" long:
1551. The larger item is about 1-1/2" diameter and is made of wood and kidskin:
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1552. These photos were shot at an antique machinery show last summer :
The smaller piece of wood at the top is attached to the horse:
1553. Around 6" square:
1554. 2-1/8" diameter, the idea here is to determine who would have used this device:
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