Sunday, January 24, 2016

Iron Artifact Identified

        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.

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