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Next week I'll be posting on Tuesday morning instead of Thursday.
1945. Approximately 30" long:
1946. 33" tall:
1947. 28" long, this cloth was used for a particular purpose:
1948. 10" tall, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this one and a chance to win a prize:
1949. 4" long:
1950. 18" long:
1945.A trap for the Emerald Ash Borer, the traps are sticky on the outside and are scented with Manuka oil to attract the insects. Ash trees in the Midwest are being decimated by the ash borer, these traps are used to monitor how far the insects have spread.
1946. A well worn butcher's block:
1947. A United States Lighthouse Service cloth that was used to clean the Fresnel lens at a light house.
1948. A whale oil lamp:
1949. A spoke trimmer or spoke pointer, used to taper the end of a wagon spoke so that it centers the hollow auger on the work, these were usually found in blacksmith and wheelwright shops.
1950. A pair of grain sickles or reaping hooks, used to cut ripened grain by grasping a handful of stalks and then cutting with the sickle.
As I mentioned yesterday, I'll be posting on Tuesday next week.
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