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Einsiedler

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Survey contractors staying over at Ft. McKavett Texas, circa 1855. Apparently they like the army’s protection. What would you expect from a pair of geezers???
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Telegraph! They have an excellent working demonstration of period correct telegraph equipment! Really impressive!

i believe they have some good pics on their Facebook page. May have to search back a bit
 

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I am working on a secondary impression. That of a civilian contractor, "mechanic" or carpenter. I am too old for a military impression and there were an abundance of contractors employed at this post. (Lets not forget the frivolities of "Scabtown" just off post).
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Nice tools. In the second picture, what is the tool at the top with a mallet wood head and square handle?
 

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Nice tools. In the second picture, what is the tool at the top with a mallet wood head and square handle?
Those are wooden marking gauges. Later I will try to lay out some items for a better view. Some may not actually be 1850 vintage, but they are just like what would have been available. Just manufactured a bit later.
 

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