John Mason Tison, Jr. was a native of Gainesville, and an electrician. He was also a member of the Gainesville Sunshine Clowns. In his persona as Dilly-Dally he helped entertain children in hospitals.
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Photo by Donald Albury Photo courtesy of the Matheson History Museum
The Tison Tool Barn holds hand tools used in a number of occupations, including farming, forestry, navel stores (turpentine) collection, blacksmithing, carpentry and joinery, coopering, metal working, mechanics and electrical wiring. The barn also includes a display assembled by John Tison of the old knob-and-tube electrical wiring system used in the United States from the 1880s until the 1930s.
Photo by Donald Albury Photo by Donald Albury