We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
1861 Wheeler Articulated Boot Pattern Maker
This is a very early cobblers trade tool. Is a pattern maker that can be adjusted to all shapes and sizes. The frame is brass and iron. The pattern is signed and dated "1861 Wheeler". It comes in 3 parts and makes a very graphic wall hanging. $375