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The Harness Hames key to the past
Flame-fighting combo of ham and necklace, with the ball shaped turnbuckle on the floor. and my father held a stable of ponies through the years of the war."
This was the basis on which Jim came across a series of harness hams used on luggage ponies in the early years of Ringling Brothers Circus. We got up early to prepare the ponies. My father took the liberty of walking a wet, greasy cloth over the yellow metal on these dishes to make them look good.
Harnesses vary depending on the application. Mining hams had a quick-release fastener on the bottom that prevented any chance of lethal flying sparks due to metallic abrasion at the top of a well. Fire-brigade hams combine the hams and the necklace into one single piece as a time-saving solution. These hams were also served via a quick-release fastener on the underside.
"Fire-brigade shoes were hung on cables and fixed to the steamer," says Jim. "The firefighters opened the firefighters' gates when the alarms went off, and the horsemen - they already had holsters on - ran in and stood under the harness. Firefighters jerked a cable and the harness fell on the back of the horse.... a firefighter slipped a little into his mouth and was out the front porch in less than two minutes."
Just like his snout, which he also gathers, hams have become a collector's item that is difficult to find. 5120 St. Road 340, Brazil, IN 47834.
500 Farm Hames - Half Set
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