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Wrought iron thing


Sasquatch

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Sasquatch

Anyone know what this could be?

Looks pretty old and made from wrought iron.

Has a long bar above the main body which sits back as a type of stand as per the photo but also can extend upwards. There are 3 or 4 hooks on this bar.

Maybe agricultural?

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Option5
4 hours ago, Sasquatch said:

Anyone know what this could be?

Looks pretty old and made from wrought iron.

Has a long bar above the main body which sits back as a type of stand as per the photo but also can extend upwards. There are 3 or 4 hooks on this bar.

Maybe agricultural?

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Looks like a Harnan Stand to me?

My auntie in Ireland had one by the fire for warming bread.

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3 hours ago, Sasquatch said:

Anyone know what this could be?

Looks pretty old and made from wrought iron.

Has a long bar above the main body which sits back as a type of stand as per the photo but also can extend upwards. There are 3 or 4 hooks on this bar.

Maybe agricultural?

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Could it have been some sort of dolly / Snyder? Could wheels have been attached to the bottom part? If you can get a picture on a blank background, Google lens may be able to identify it. 

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Sasquatch

It looks hand forged to me. Could easily be 19th or even 18th C. The hinged bar with the hooks suggest it may have been hung up?

It's coming up at a local auction house. Not sure why I'm interested tbh! I suppose I've got a large garage and I don't like empty shelves.

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Sasquatch
1 minute ago, jamanda said:

It is the sort of thing we would go for.

We have two of the shoe thingys near it.

Maybe I should buy it. I asked the auctioneer but he didn't have a clue.

Ok I'm buying it. Yet again Mrs S will be so pleased with me O.o

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Sasquatch
59 minutes ago, Option5 said:

Looks like a Harnan Stand to me?

My auntie in Ireland had one by the fire for warming bread.

 

Spot on! I had been wondering if it was for placing in front of a fire.

Cheers!!!!

What a great forum this is!

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Bornagain
2 hours ago, Sasquatch said:

Maybe I should buy it. I asked the auctioneer but he didn't have a clue.

Ok I'm buying it. Yet again Mrs S will be so pleased with me O.o

You're only buying it if a local DOSBODer doesn't outbid you.... :)

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Sasquatch
54 minutes ago, Bornagain said:

You're only buying it if a local DOSBODer doesn't outbid you.... :)

Now that would be really mean.

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Chewing Grass

Looking at the construction and concurring with Option5 it is Blacksmith made and forge welded so will be 150-200 years old (possibly a bit more).

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Sasquatch
13 minutes ago, Chewing Grass said:

Looking at the construction and concurring with Option5 it is Blacksmith made and forge welded so will be 150-200 years old (possibly a bit more).

Agreed. I like going to this particular auction house. It's 90% general modern household tat but a few interesting things creep in via house clearances. We might not know what something is but can usually spot an item of worth (and I don't necessarily mean £). 

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ashestoashes

the shoe thing looks awful, what sort of disease would give you 3 feet at right angles to each other ?

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One percent
On 21/07/2022 at 22:48, Chewing Grass said:

Looking at the construction and concurring with Option5 it is Blacksmith made and forge welded so will be 150-200 years old (possibly a bit more).

My great uncle was the village blacksmith in bay or Raw I think  @spygirl so it was still a skill practised within living memory. 

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9 minutes ago, One percent said:

My great uncle was the village blacksmith in bay or Raw I think  @spygirl so it was still a skill practised within living memory. 

Used to be one of the vital trades in every community. I love old things made from wrought iron. We found the old bar for hanging cooking pots over the fire in one of our opened up fireplaces.

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One percent
1 minute ago, Sasquatch said:

Used to be one of the vital trades in every community. I love old things made from wrought iron. We found the old bar for hanging cooking pots over the fire in one of our opened up fireplaces.

One of my other great aunts had a Victorian range in her house. Fire one side and two ovens, one on top of the other, the other side. House came up for sale recently and I went for a nose. All the period features, including the range had gone. 

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Sasquatch
20 hours ago, jamanda said:

Did you buy it?

I did. Just under £20. Not sure whether to leave as is, wire brush and then wax or blacken with some iron paste. Always keen not to over restore items.

 

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Its for drying out porno mags in front of the fire that have been found damp in hedges. 

Sadly - a historic relic only these days. 

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