Thursday, December 16, 2010

Good luck!


A small horseshoe with a little something extra. With an item like this, made between the world wars, I always wonder, who was the recipient? It seems a bit too risque to have been widely sold. And it's crudely cast. Was it made by a steelworker for a colleague getting married? It is from Pennsylvania. Was it in a gentleman's club? One could spend a good deal of time speculating. It is fairly heavy, so it could have been more than just a whimsy -- maybe a paperweight.

4 comments:

  1. Great little bit of whimsy. Serves to remind me of the need to go through items packed away and find the mule shoe made by my grandfather who was a blacksmith back in the early 1900's. His farm was not of a size that required a horse, but he always had a mule for small jobs.

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  2. Those long-stored items can hold some great surprises. Thanks for the comment.

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  3. ah this is great . . . I'll have four please?

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  4. I have a bottle opener with the same casting

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