Primitive Wood Float for Concrete or Masonry - Marshalltown 44 , Hand Tool , Rustic Tool
Primitive Wood Concrete or Masonry Float - Marshalltown 44. This float is 12" x 5" and is made of old wood. The handle is rounded.
There is a nice, primitive look to this functional tool. Great deco piece for a masonry shop, a primitive barn or house look. The float is in very good shape. The underside has some darkened areas which add to the patina of this primitive piece.
The origins of MARSHALLTOWN can be traced back to the American inventor and entrepreneur Dave Lennox. While working in his machine shop in the mid 1880’s in Marshalltown, Iowa, Mr. Lennox received a visit from a stone mason who asked him to make a better plastering trowel while working on the construction site of the Marshall County Courthouse.
Using the mason’s criteria, Mr. Lennox forged the trowel and delivered it to the worker, who then showed it off to other masons in the area. Those masons considered the new trowel to be greatly improved and requested more. Mr. Lennox, having other interests, decided to forgo the opportunity and instead, in 1890, gave his apprentice, Jesse Williams.
In 1902 Jesse’s brother, Lester Williams, entered into a partnership with him and built the Williams Brothers Machine shop on South 8th Avenue in Marshalltown, Iowa, the site where the current plant is located today.
By 1905 the brothers began specializing in trowels and referred to that part of the business as Marshalltown Trowel Works.
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