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Recommended Reference book on early ironwork.
Early American Wrought Iron by Albert H. Sonn
Colonial Wrought Iron, The Sorber Collection. by Don Plummer
Antique Iron, Survey of American and English forms, Fifteenth through nineteenth centuries. by Herbert, Peter, and Nancy Schiffer
 

Spit Jack Sample images
Note that ALL these spit jacks run the rope up to a pulley at the ceiling then to the weight.

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In back is a rod holding a pulley to
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Look on the mantle there is
an extra flier for the spit jack. 


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Colonial Williamsburg  

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Colonial Williamsburg  

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George Washington's Mount Vernon  

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From Antique Iron 


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