Vintage hitching posts serve as reminder of the days of "real horsepower"
Hitching post collector Bob Maclin with one of his horsehead figural posts, fitted with a wooden base and his family's monogram. Everything beneath the round swirl is new; metal parts were crafted on a friend's metal milling machine
Vintage hitching posts ring the patio at the Maclin home.
A lion's head motif is repeated on four sides of this post.
One of the oldest pieces in Bob's collection, dating to about 1800, this post uses a locking mechanism to hold reins tight.
This hitch, named the "wedding band tree" is stamped 'patented,' but the date and patent number are illegible.
An unusual piece, this leprechaun figural hitching post is similar to the more familiar jockey posts.