"You Like Marble ? ....Well Columbus Had Three Marble Companies Located Near Or On Washington Street During The Middle 1800s"
Note: Some houses and building may still have some of the original marble placed within, and wouldn't that be a great story for the city ?
The 3 owners names were: J.A. Cavanaugh, John. D. Sims, and G.W. Buxton.
I have marble in my inside entrance to my home and it is fantastic, but hard to keep clean. What a great import (maybe) in that day and age in Columbus. Also, the State of Tennessee had marble to sell and still sells today. Maybe the Columbus Marble was not import. I am not sure if local, Tennessee or import but the old Post Office and Court House has Marble.
" Well There Wasn't A McDonald's Hamburger Place, No Fast Food Of Any Kind, No Drive Throughs...........But Only One Restaurant In Columbus During The 1860s........And It Was On Washington & Tipton Streets "
Comment: " You could have it his way"..............I think you had to tie up your horse out front.
" You Thought The Last One Was Hard ........Well Test You Knowledge On This Item "
Scroll way down.........interesting the item has an embossed horse.........humm.........scroll............
Hum........and more hum...................
Answer: This is a Iron Buggy Rein Holder Patented on Apr. 6, 1875 this figural rein holder is one of the most graphic of these devices ever manufactured. The idea was that this device was attached to the side of the buggy, and when you came to a stop or were otherwise occupied you could slip the reins into the spring loaded slot with the desired tension on them to give the horse the impression you were still paying attention.
" Time Again To Try To Guess What This Is........If You Would Like A Periodic Picture Of The Unusual or Different Of The Past I Can Post Different Early American (1800s or earlier) Items " I suspect many of them were used in Columbus & around our country
What is this ?
Answer: 1800s folding pie rack. Note each of the six racks fold up and can be mounted on the wall or maybe even on the side of a Hoosier Cabinet of the past. This is unique and very unusual in design and was patented in the 1800s. Base is of cast iron with heavy duty wire rings.