Thursday, March 31, 2016


This is an enigma. What was its use? The "gear" is made of wood, approximately 7/8" thick and 12" in diameter. It's embossed with metal letters... "HARPER", "13," "78," and "74." Several holes have been drilled through it, and there are a number of random numbers and letters stamped into the wood. It's obviously old, but I could only guess at its age. Unless it was some kind of advertising piece for Harper Foundry either in Jackson or here in Vicksburg, I'm at a loss. Any ideas?

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