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Post  sunnydog on Mon May 15, 2017 10:48 pm

Was down visiting Dad in Alta this weekend, he gave me this ol box full of various and sundry stuff from early 1900's Onterrible.  Alex Connell, my great grandfather, was a blacksmith, and the box had a bunch of stuff he used or made, and additional household/farm items...thought I'd share pics.

Here's the lot
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And close ups...

Some timber stamps, tie cutting axe, see that stone in middle there...that's indian club made outta pumice or some other porous rock
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Wood and steel pulleys, sickle, ladles, soldering irons various sizes, homemade nails
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Post  sunnydog on Mon May 15, 2017 10:57 pm

Garden implements?
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Some handmade axes and branding irons, and a look at the packing crate lid
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Couple irons and some logging hooks
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Logging chain, think that long bracket on box edge is for lifting ice blocks for ice house, one old egg-bar horseshoe (grandpa did lotsa farrier work)
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Post  sunnydog on Tue May 16, 2017 2:20 pm

Well Grandpa was a carpenter!! Thought you mofo's liked old iron...
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Post  kootenai on Tue May 16, 2017 8:22 pm

that's a cool box of treasures man!!
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Post  bromanguydude on Tue May 16, 2017 8:59 pm

Thats pretty damned neat.

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Post  Dennman on Wed May 17, 2017 12:55 pm

Those items are great possessions in their own right. To have your grandads tools and fabrications is a treasure.
I see lots of familiar old tools.Some will come in handy in your firewood gathering.
Great old broad axe and combo axe/timber stamps.
Nice selection of P-Vee ends.
Looks like he did a little metal melting as well as his own ironing.
I'd suggest one garden tool is a shake splitting froe,if they did that on the prairies.
The ice block lifter is a different tool to have.
That corrective or rough ground horse shoe is one that doesn't show up very often.

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Post  sunnydog on Wed May 17, 2017 3:07 pm

I believe you're correct about the shake splitter and the ladles Denn. They have some stamping on them that indicates they're for melting metal
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Post  kootenai on Wed May 17, 2017 9:46 pm

i missed grabbing a pair of ladles like that,,we used them at brisco wood preservers for melting and pouring babbit for babbit bearings for one of our cut off saws,,pretty handy to have around....
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