Friday, May 13, 2011

2011 Museum Skin Stretcher

When the old, very old, garage behind the Butler Gun shop was removed last September, a few items were removed before the demolition began.  At the 175th temporary museum, you can check out the device at the top of the following picture used for removing the skin from an animal.  There's also a pulley for hanging some of these skins. 

Now, on loan from Wayne Copeland, is one of the boards used for stretching and drying the skins.  It all seems rather grotesque to me sometimes, but then these rudimentary pieces of equipment hold some fascination. 

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