Thursday, September 10, 2009

1717. A brick mold:

1718. A chuck box that was part of a chuck wagon on cattle drives in the late 1800's, when chuck was slang for food, according to a book titled The Chisholm Trail:
The chuck box, the most distinctive feature of the later wagon, was built into the back end. ... it held cutlery or "eatin' irons", a five gallon keg or jar of sour dough, a sack of flour, cans of coffee, a supply of salt and a variety of other foods. One drawer might contain a few simple remedies, such as liniment, quinine..., There might be a bottle of whiskey for snake bite. If so, it would be the only intoxicant allowed with the outfit... To keep trouble down, most drovers banned firewater from their camps... Always there was hot coffee - hot and strong. The cook put plenty of Arbuckle's in the pot and boiled it for half an hour. Some called it six-shooter coffee. It was so strong, they said, that it would float a pistol.

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1719. A tire breaker:

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1720. A beer can chicken holder, a can of beer is set in the frame, a chicken is then placed on top of it, the chicken will then be infused with beer flavor and will not dry out when cooked.

1721. Either a patent model or salesman's sample of an ice fishing shed, the hole next to the window is for a stove pipe:

1722. An empty canister round for a Civil War cannon:

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