Current Auction: Indianapolis Catalogue - March 21, 2020

Indianapolis Spring International Catalogue Auction

Lot: IC20-718
Maker: Reverdy B. Stewart, Warren, Pennsylvania
Length: 8.250 Inches
Condition: FINE
Patent: 418541
Estimate: $400.00 - $800.00
A PATENT HITCHING POST HAMMER as patented and produced by Reverdy B. Stewart, Warren, Pennsylvania under the terms of a U.S. Patent issued on December 31, 1889. According to the patent specifications, these were intended to hold work in place by screwing it together or to hold a horse in place. This tool is certainly a tribute to the openness of the United States Patent system in helping to erase the stigma of mental illness by issuing patents to those thus afflicted. This example is in top collector quality condition.
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This tool will be sold at public auction on March 21, 2020 in Indianapolis , Indiana.

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