Posted by Jeff Johnston on February 08, 2006 at 10:07:04:
In Reply to: Re: merrrimac posted by Mabry Tyson on April 08, 2005 at 21:26:22:
: Please look further down this discussion board for the subject "A Piece of the MERRIMAC 1862".
: There were such horseshoes made probably a century ago that may be really a piece of the Virginia. However, I understand there were duplicates made much more recently. I believe I have one of each.
The easiest way to distinguish the originals from the recent repros is to put a magnet on it. The repros are made of pot metal.
: I think I can distinguish the documentation that accompanied the two different generations of horseshoes. But I can't distinguish the horseshoes with any certainty.
: See the image on http://cssvirginia.org/vacsn2/images/
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