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Champion Horse Hair Picker


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Old 09-03-2017, 10:00:11 PM
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OK, how many of these are out there? Just got it and it's used in furniture making to fluff up horse hair to stuff and re-stuff cushions in the early style furniture. I researched a little bit before I bought this and internet said the white house used one of these except it was heavier built, had electric motor on it and it was cast iron. At the white house they still have period style antique furniture and so many visitors sitting and making furniture less fluffy. Edgar in west TN
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I also have one, it came with a little placard with some info on it I will get a pic of it mike
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Default Re: champion horse hair picker

Hello all
Has it got hundreds of nails on the drum or pins?
I've seen some similar things over here and they've been referred to as wool carding machine
Fro what I can gather, if it's got hundreds and hundreds of nails it could be for wool. But I think I can read Picker on the side of yours.

Cheers Scott
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Yes it does, almost reminds me of an early cotton gin. All a person has to do is maybe make a comb or a way nails in drum to get seeds out and it could do that?
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I have one of these ,never tried it out ,its another rare collectible I've only seen two.
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Here is what came with mine
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Thanks for that. Cool.
Since were talking buggies and seats, I'm looking for wheel making stuff. Hub boring machines in particular, originals, not the new copies. Need one for the large wagon size and the Sarven type hubs.

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Old 09-06-2017, 07:56:10 AM
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so it processed hair as the final step just before stuffing something? not actually harvesting the hair, right?
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:18:38 PM
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Mike, yup.......just cleaning and fluffing. Horse hair does not have scales like sheep's wool, so it doesn't mat/join and form rovings, just fluffy and cleaner......bet they had to run some stuff through a few times to clean it. Old dead horses were not too tidy..... pick 'em off the street or out of a pasture when they died or were killed. My grandpa had two horse pistols he carried, both little Harrington and Richardson's. And I have his cool horseman's knife with hoof picks, harness repair awls, saw, knife blades and lots more. A 'Swiss Army Knife' for horsemen.
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