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Barn Hinge Lilly Style Irons

December 13 2017 at 3:50 PM
DJ_halfdead  (Login djhalfdead)

I worked a deal with a guy in Oregon, to purchase his set of Boer War Figure 8s. We made the deal and I got them. For the price of shipping, he included a set of homemade Lilly Style Irons. They look to be made from old barn hinges. Crude, but effective! I may put slight bends in the ends of the cuff arms to get it to close up a little better. Just an interesting piece to add to the collection, since I will probably never get a real Lilly Iron! LOL! Ahhhh...one can still dream. Hope everybody gets to find that one special treasure for their collections, this next coming year! Cheers, everyone!
-Richard Knip-



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Ian mcColl
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Re: Barn Hinge Lilly Style Irons

December 13 2017, 10:18 PM 

what a great piece, I wonder what rural town these were made in and for who or what reason. maybe a long process of going thru hardware catalogue would give a date.

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Not sure?

December 14 2017, 5:53 PM 

Thanks Ian! Im not sure to their origin or purpose for creation? I will have to try to send an email to the gentleman I got them from and see if he can give me any backstory on them. Im kind of curious, myself.
-Richard Knip-

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