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ARTIFACT: This is a circa 1880's roof/shingle rake for the Moses H. Goodrich Steam Fire Engine Co. No. 4 of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Steam Fire Engine Company No. 4 was established in 1871 and was housed at 42 Hanover Street. This rake has a red painted wooden handle with PORTS'M F.D. stamped twice upon it and a painted number 4 on the neck. The rake portion has four wide teeth.
VINTAGE: Circa 1880's.
SIZE: Approximately 36" in length and 12-1/4" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Iron, wood.
MARKINGS: PORTS'M F.D. stamped twice; 4.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a Portsmouth, New Hampshire collection that we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay SHOP VCEX14 LAGEX7/14
CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): The rake has some moderate wear and oxidation to the rake.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.