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PRIMITIVE HAY KNIFE SAW FARM CUTTING TOOL RUSTIC WESTERN DÉCOR HIRAM HOLT ©187 - $60 (Salinas)

PRIMITIVE HAY KNIFE SAW FARM CUTTING TOOL RUSTIC WESTERN DÉCOR HIRAM HOLT ©187 1 thumbnailPRIMITIVE HAY KNIFE SAW FARM CUTTING TOOL RUSTIC WESTERN DÉCOR HIRAM HOLT ©187 2 thumbnailPRIMITIVE HAY KNIFE SAW FARM CUTTING TOOL RUSTIC WESTERN DÉCOR HIRAM HOLT ©187 3 thumbnail
San Antonio Dr near W Acacia Street
condition: good
Primitive Hay Knife Saw Farm Cutting Tool Rustic Western Décor Hiram Holt ©1871 , It has an antique rusty patina from the last 135+ years. It has 8 teeth. These hay knives where used long before they had bailers like today and the farmers would cut a chunk of hay out of the stack to feed their livestock. Measures 33" long 2-1/2" in width at the back tooth and the metal is nearly 3/8 " thick where the handles are attached. Nice decorating piece and a slice of Americana that is slipping away! Here is some interesting history:Hiram Holt & Co. East Wilton, Maine1864Hiram Holt took title to the shop from the Keyes estate. He advertised nationwide and had salesmen traveling in Europe, especially in Sweden. The salesman's kit contained small samples of hay knives, machetes and scythes. Hiram was born in 1816 and died in 1(contact info removed)George F. Weymouth of Dresden patented a hay knife, patent number 112,400 March 7, 1(contact info removed)sSometime in the 1870s Hiram Holt bought George Weymouth's patent. The company used the lengthy mark: MANUFACTURED ONLY BY THE HIRAM HOLT CO./EAST WILTON, FRANKLIN COUNTY, MAINE/WEYMOUTHS PATENT

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