Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Squint Shot 011111

Following are seven squint shots for one day -- all related to the "barn" door that stood at the west entrance to the old building behind the Butler Gun Shop. During the month of September, 2010, this building was torn down and I pestered the dpw workers as they toiled away. The doors hung from a curved track -- when the doors were opened, they would reside on the south and north sides inside the building. The doors, as well as the entire outside of the building, were covered in stamped sheet metal siding. Later in the month, some close-ups, with additional interesting stampings, will be shown. For now, the first four pictures show the doors with siding and then without. The last three shots show some of the hardware used. One of the pulleys has been saved and can be found in the Fowlerville Historical Collection, housed in the village office chambers. I can also be found there every first and third Tuesdays of the month at 9:00 am (not as a relic but as a worker!). I usually stick around until about 10:00 am but will plan to stay longer if someone needs to do research. Also, we can meet there by appointment.

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