Patent or Salesman’s Cased Model, Sled with Brake & Documents Date/Period: 1870s - SOLD
Measurement: Case: 17.75 x 7.5 x 9.5", sled: 17” x 7.75 x 6 3/8”
Material: Oak, walnut, steel, and small rubber drums, braking mechanism may not
be complete, please call David to discuss.
Condition: Very good
Additional Information: An expertly constructed snow sled of mortise and tenon
joinery. The sled is contained within a dovetail joined lidded box made of poplar.
Within the case are a letter written on Carr, Crawley & Devlin, a partnership formed in
1871 and directed by Thomas Devlin a manufacturer and, capitalist.
The company was in the hardware trade and other businesses. The brief document
speaks to castings, lead time and credit. Perhaps when the sled or braking system was
manufactured, if it went into production, the maker contracted with Carr, Crawley &
Devlin to cast parts for braking system.
A memorandum dated 1878 from Towner, Landstreet & Co. having a footer for
“Goodyear’s Rubber House” discusses an order…the sled brake system utilizes two
small rubber pieces. Of course, this is solely conjecture. Also included are a postcard
Patent Model, Manure Spreader by R. Rollinson – Model Maker
B. H. Holmes - Patent
Hammersmith, London Date/Period: 19th century
Material: Predominantly brass, iron wheel spokes
Measurement: 17" x 10" x 6"
Additional Information: The rotating spreader, wheels, universal gear assembly, and
gears are cast of brass otherwise all else sheet brass. Beautifully made.
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