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Capewell Horse Shoe Nail

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Lithograph.  From an oil painting by Gean Smith.  Dated 1902 and Titled ÔÇ£A Whirlwind Quarter.  ÔÇØ 24.5ÔÇØ T x 18.75ÔÇØ W.  On the left is ÔÇ£The AbbotÔÇØ, driven by his trainer Ed F. Geers, record 2:03 ┬╝. On the right is ÔÇ£CresceusÔÇØ, driven by his owner George H. Ketchum, record 2:02 1/4. The image was used on several calendars and depicts the great race for $12,000 between Cresceus and The Abbot at Brighton Beach on August 15, 1901. Both horses were shod with Capewell nails. Established in 1881 in Hartford, CT, Capewell was at one time the largest manufacturer and premier brand of horse shoe nails.

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