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1861. 32" long:
1862. Approximately 36" diameter, in the 1820s a new use was found for this wagon wheel rim which they hung in the town square, the idea here is to determine the new purpose for it:
1863. About 8' long:
1864. 9" tall, from the 1500s:
1865. Almost 7' tall:
1866. Around 8" long, from the 1850s, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this device:
1861. This device was used to tie corn shocks:
1862. The wagon wheel rim was hung in the town square to be used as a fire alarm, it was rung by hand with a piece of metal back in the day when every man in the town was a volunteer fireman.
1863. A harrow, after land was plowed the harrow was pulled over the soil to break up large clumps of dirt.
1864. A rushlight, a small torch made by soaking the dried pith of a rush plant in fat:
1865. A gum tree smokehouse used for curing meat with smoke, this tree section was cut around 1870 and was originally roofed with clapboards.
Another use for a large tree was to make a barn out of it:
1866. A trap for animals, it has two barrels for firing projectiles and two barbs on the end for holding the animal fast, patent number 17,279:
It was on display with some knife pistols:
A couple more knife pistols:
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