Today I attended a members meeting at the Prairie PastTimes Gallery in Cottonwood Falls, KS. I was looking over some of the display areas and noticed a piece on iron hardware on an old step ladder which was seeing service as a display rack.
The rusty iron object caught my attention and I immediately thought it looked familiar. On closer examination I realized it was very similar, perhaps identical, to the artifact I had recently been asked to help identify. Bingo.
|A mirror image pair of these are mounted on opposite ladder legs.|
I still don’t know a proper name for the thing but I know it once belonged to a step ladder.