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    • February 16, 2021 7:42 PM EST
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      Help identify this piece

      Anyone have any idea if this is some sort of piece that would be associated with Gilpin cars or the Gilpin RR?

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    • February 16, 2021 8:12 PM EST
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      Devon

      A discription of it might help some, the size can be judged fairly close by the hoof nippers hanging in it.

    • February 16, 2021 9:49 PM EST
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      Rick Marty said:

      Devon

      A discription of it might help some, the size can be judged fairly close by the hoof nippers hanging in it.

      I haven't seen it beyond this picture. Its at an estate sale that I am going too on Friday. I can say that its about the size (give or take) of a license plate. I only know that because I cropped the photo and cut out the plate above it. 

       

      I am hoping its RR related. I'm probably going to try and buy it anyway just because it's interesting. If nothing else it could make for an interesting wall hanging "basket" or planter. 

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at February 16, 2021 9:52 PM EST
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    • February 16, 2021 10:06 PM EST
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      Givin the location and name, I would assume that it is RR related but if it is original or a repo is the question. Even if it is a repo, and the price is right it is a great looking piece.

    • February 17, 2021 12:12 PM EST
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      Looks like the shelf that would be on the backhead of a british loco for holding the teapot.

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    • February 21, 2021 6:43 AM EST
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      PD.

      This post was edited by tac Foley at February 21, 2021 6:44 AM EST
    • February 21, 2021 6:43 AM EST
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      Gilpin is/was a well-known brand of Sheffield-made handtools of all kinds - including the 'hoof' trimmers you see there.  So, not railroad-associated, but blacksmith/carpentry/cabinet-making - that kind of thing.  Their main claim to fame was a line of three different grades/qualities of hand chisels and similar tools for use with wood-lathes.

      This post was edited by tac Foley at February 21, 2021 6:44 AM EST
    • February 21, 2021 5:15 PM EST
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      Devon,

       

      I ran across this page which shows your item at a prior auction. Description is:

       

      RARE ANTIQUE 1880'S CAST IRON TOOL BOX FOR GILPIN JOHN DEERE SULKY PLOW

      This is a very RARE cast iron tool box for a John Deere Gilpin Sulky plow. The piece is in good overall condition. Please use the pictures provided for complete condition. Measures 13.25" wide, 3.75" deep and 3.75" tall. Marked "132" inside as shown.

       

      So if the description is correct, it doesn't look related to the tramway. But it might be valuable in its own right.

       

      [Edit] Here's another.

      [Edit] And an article showing it.

       

      Cheers,

      Cliff

       

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at February 21, 2021 7:09 PM EST
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