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55” cone mandrel

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Hi Folks, I picked up this tall boy as part of a guys shop i purchased. There are no discernible makers mark i can see. It’s 55” tall and 16” across at the base. It does have the slit in the side. What can you tell me in regards to possible maker, age?




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I saw it too; just no traction on the questions.  You might find one listed in old smithing catalogs but as the designs and even the molding forms tended to be used for decades it would be hard to set a hard date to it.

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Nice cone.

Sometimes they are marked with lettering down the inside of the tong groove.  If I recall, some of the Greenfield, MA made ones were that way.  If no makings (like yours) best bet is searches of the advertisements from old trade journals to look for matches.  

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