|Gutter tool, maker unknown|
The gutter tool was developed when the use of concrete increased dramatically in the late 1800s and early 1900s, replacing brick, gravel, or dirt surfaces. The first concrete street in the United States was laid in 1891, the 100 block of Main St. in Bellefontaine, Ohio. In 1893 the 100 block of East Court Ave., a block away, was paved, and this original pavement is preserved.
|Portland cement, 19272% increase 1890-1909|
|Building Age, Vol. 32, May 1910|
|Gutter tool, 1904|
|Gutter tool and other cement tools, 1910|