I've always marveled at the ingenuity evidenced by old primitive and antique hand tools, and here representing the hard work of the farmer is this hand-operated antique seed fiddle broadcast seeding machine. Relying solely on two feet and two hands to scatter the seed, farmers in the mid-1800s hand made and began using tools such as this. The canvas seed bag serves as a cloth hopper and has a shoulder strap that hooks to the seed box. The seed sifts down through the aperture ..
One of two old wooden 4-fold folding rulers available here at Flashback Alley (see below), this vintage Star Leader measures 1/2 inch wide and 24 inch long and with metal hinges, including a round hinge at the center. One side of the ruler appears to have no markings, while the other side is incised STAR LEADER, along with PRICE 10 CENTS, and a faint MADE IN U.S.A. No other names or markings are found on either the wood or the metal. This ruler is as found, with obvious age, ..
Unbranded vintage 24 inch Warranted Boxwood 4-part, 4-fold wooden folding ruler with brass hardware, including a round hinge at the center. One side of the ruler is incised with WARRANTED BOXWOOD to the sides of the 9, while the other side of the rule has a faint MADE IN U.S.A. to the sides of the 15. No other names or markings are found on either the wood or the metal. This ruler is as found, with obvious age, use and wear leaving some numbers more faint than others. It open..