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    Posted: January-12-2022 at 5:27pm
I just purchased this item from the Plymouth Historical Museum in Plymouth, MI. I think it's pretty neat and wanted to share it with fellow Daisy collectors. It is a 6" piece of tongue and groove floorboard from the old Daisy factory in Plymouth, MI. It is pockmarked and has many embedded BB's in its surface.

   

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Pete, 
   That's a different piece of the pie so to speak.  I wonder if they were spilled over the years and equipment was rolled over it and they were pushed into the floor or the workers tested the guns and shot into the floor.   It unique in a way to have something like that. 
    I have a brick from the chimney at our high school when they tore it down, it was dedicated to the family because my father, brother and myself all graduated from there.
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Dennis,
My guess would be your first scenario.
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   I figured it also was the first, just making a funny.  The floor was hard wood so it would be a little dangerous shooting into the floor and having ricochets flying around the shop.  What is the picture on the back, hard to make out?
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Dennis,
It is a copy of a photo on page 17 in "Plymouth's Air Rifle Industry" by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens. It is of Markham employees in the second floor woodworking shop in the late 1890's. The authoress is the Executive Director at the museum. 
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This is so totally cool!   I love "off the wall" (or in this case "off the floor") kind of stuff.   I bet you're the only kid on your block to have that piece of airgun history!!!   
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They have offered these for years. Really cool. I believed they had some bricks too
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