CIVIL WAR WHEEL HUB BOX RING - GETTYSBURG / GEISELMAN COLLECTION

$125.00 SOLD
Originally $195.00

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Item Code: R12383

This item is an original wheel hub nave box ring for an axle tree. It was recovered in relic condition at an unknown location in Gettysburg. Lightly pitted, it has a very attractive green, gold, and brown patina. This steel ring measures 2-5/8 inches in diameter, 2 inches high, and ¼ inch thick. It has three uniformly spaced fins on the outside circumference and has not been cleaned or otherwise fussed with. This ring is the center hub on a wheel axle. This piece is identified in John Geiselman's collection by a contemporary inscribed label and would make an interesting conversation piece for a Gettysburg collection.

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The Horse Soldier is pleased to offer a number of items from the John P. Geiselman collection, a collection that was on display for many years at the Geiselman Country Store Museum on Barlow - Two Taverns Road. Geiselman began his collecting as a child in the early 1920s, and during the pre-World II period had access to artifacts that had been purchased earlier at the estate sales of the Trostle, Rogers, Rose, Weikert, and Wentz farms - local properties that figured prominently in the battle and its aftermath. During this period he had access as well to the Hill , Plank, and Stewart collections, and was able to acquire other items that had been sold from turn-of-the-century relics establishments such as the Danner, Ziegler, and Oak Ridge Museums. Furthermore, Geiselman carefully documented most artifacts, and collectors perusing the list will be able to note, in many instances, not only the source of the relic and the date of its recovery, but also the part of the battlefield from which it came. In other words, his collection is the last major grouping of Gettysburg artifacts assembled and documented by a local resident.

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