Pile Driver
   These pile-driver models are in the Millington/Banard Collection at the University Museum at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. They were both bought by Prof. Frederick A. P. Barnard in the second-half of the 1850s from the firm of Lerebours et Secretan of Paris.

   The model at the left is 50 cm in height, and is listed in the 1853 L&S catalogue at 45 francs, or about $9. 

   The catalogue at the right is actually not listed as a pile driver, but as a hoist, and also cost 45 francs. 

 The Mississippi collection also had a model of a crane which is about the same size. 

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