|On the banks of yesteryear - one man's trash is another man's treasure|
|Written by Delphos Canal Commission|
|Monday, February 11, 2013 10:13 AM|
Working at the museum is always a learning experience and we recently had a very fortunate learning experience. As we were sorting through artifacts to display, we found an old iron piece that appeared to be a piece of junk. Fortunately, our newest Trustee, Steve Dorsten, identified the piece as a part of a canal gate. The part looks something like a very large square nut with a bolt shaft in the middle. As it turns out, this is the bottom pivot of a lock gate. Further research has led to the identification of more parts and pieces of canal lock gates in our procession.
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