Thursday, August 6, 2009

Something from Charles for Vintage Thingy Thursday

If any of you having been following my posts for Vintage Thingy Thursday hosted by Suzanne at Colorado Lady, then you know that I have been posting about my great grandmother's quilts that my sister, mom and I all have. She did amazing work and if this is your first time reading my blog then check her quilts out on my sidebar at Genevieve's work. At last I have run out of quilts to post about. So I thought it was only fair of me to post something that her husband, Charles used.

Charles was a man of many trades, but was a skilled sheet metal worker I am told. Last summer when we were in Ohio visiting the old homestead, my dad gave me one of his tools that was still laying around.

I have no idea of its proper name. Dad said he would use it to bend the sheet metal. The reason it is all black, is because it was in the barn fire a long time ago. It is as heavy as can be too made of cast iron. I think it was probably even hand made. Anyway that is my story for today. Hope everyone has a great week.


  1. What a great tool. Very unusual, maybe he made it himself to do work with the metal. Great item today, fun to see unusual things.

    Have a great VTT!

  2. I am not familiar with that type tool. It is interesting to see what others had to use in their trade. Nice post.

  3. What a wonderful tool and a great keepsake. I would love it just because of who it belonged to. Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

  4. Happy VTT! It is unusual - to us anyway.

  5. Lee, that is so cool! Wish we knew what it's called!

    Thanks for sharing so much with us!

  6. The tool would look good hung on a wall near
    a fireplace. A neat keepsake for your family!

  7. Great post! My dad loved woodworking and had a big shed with lots of old tools - I wonder what happened to them.

  8. How neat that you have this tool and the story behind it!


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