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Horseshoe Tile in New Jersey


| 10/14/2015 8:47:00 AM


horse shin tile

I enjoyed very much your article on field tile in the August 2015 issue of Farm Collector. The most common tile that I recall in southern New Jersey was “horseshoe” tile. It was placed open-side down on a board at the bottom of the ditch. I am told that the early tile was called “shin tile” because it was formed on a man’s shin. At the New Jersey Museum of Agriculture (now closed) on the Rutgers University campus in North Brunswick, N.J., there was a curved shin tile, formed on the shin of a man who was bowlegged.

Thanks for the article.

Coles Roberts, Curator of Collections,
New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, Medford, NJ



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