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7/12/2016

June 2016 Mystery Tool A

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Hog nose cutter, used to form a slit in a hog’s nose to prevent rooting. Identified by Robert Scholz, Elmo, Mo.; John R. Brantingham, White Lake, Mich.; Bob Wittersheim, Saline, Mich.; Lloyd Florence, Council Grove, Kan.; Gary Studebaker, Larwill, Ind.; Dave Spencer, Clyde Park, Mont.; and Richard Bader, Middletown, N.Y. See patent no. 472,932. Photo submitted by Tom Martin, Bethalto, Ill.

Mystery Tool

Patent no. 472,932: Hog nose cutter. Patent awarded to William Needham, Tampico, Ill., assignor to John O. Needham, Tampico, Ill., April 12, 1892.

June 2016 Mystery Tool B

Mystery Tool

Press used to secure foundation to the interior of honey boxes. Identified by Gary Studebaker; Bob Wittersheim; and Bernie Simonar, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. See patent no. 1,699,253. Photo submitted by Tom Martin, Bethalto, Ill.

Mystery Tool

Patent no. 1,699,253: Press for securing foundations in honey boxes. Patent awarded to John Root, Galesburg, Ill., Jan. 15, 1929.

June 2016 Mystery Tool C

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No positive identification. Photo submitted by Steve Stratman, Pueblo, Colo. 

June 2016 Mystery Tool D

Mystery Tool

Axe used for multiple functions, including asphalt road repair, forest fighting and turf and root removal. Identified by Gary Studebaker; Fred Yutzy, Vermontville, Mich.; Andrew J. Mack, Mott, N.D. and Mitch Spurgeon, Cuba, Mo. Photo submitted by Roy Baldwin, Sterling, Alaska. 

June 2016 Mystery Tool E

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No positive identification. Photo submitted by James Dittoe, Somerset, Ohio. 

June 2016 Mystery Tool F

Mystery Tool 

Tongue yoke with ring used on a Dain truss frame sweep rake and/or folding rake. Identified by Fred Yutzy; Bill Hagerdon, Mapleton, Iowa; Andrew J. Mack; Richard Johnson, Johnstown, Ohio; Matt Lanman, Fremont, Iowa; Elliott Larsen, Ruthven, Iowa; Aaron Peters, Scribner, Neb.; and Dorsey Martin, Columbia, Mo. “These were used on the front end of the two tongues of a hay rake,” Dorsey explains. “They were fastened horizontally to the front ends of the tongues on each side of the rake. The breast strap on the horse’s collar was snapped into the ring of these, holding the end of the tongue up and in place.” Photo submitted by H. Weyburn Niewoehner, Upham, N.D.



6/24/2016

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June 2016 Mystery Tool E

Measures 2-1/4 by 6-1/4 by 20-3/4. Crosshatch on face: 1-1/4 inches.

Find the correct answers in the August 2016 issue of Farm Collector.

To submit photos:
Send prints to Farm Collector, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. Send digital images to editor@farmcollector.com.
• Photos should be taken in a well-lit area against a plain background. Include dimensions and any markings on the piece. We cannot guarantee every photo will be published, nor can we respond to inquiries regarding when photos will be published. No photos will be returned.
• Digital photos should be sent as .jpgs at a minimum of 300 dpi.

June 2016 Mystery Tool E



6/24/2016

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June 2016 Mystery Tool F

Marked “DAIN.”

Find the correct answers in the August 2016 issue of Farm Collector.

To submit photos:
Send prints to Farm Collector, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. Send digital images to editor@farmcollector.com.
• Photos should be taken in a well-lit area against a plain background. Include dimensions and any markings on the piece. We cannot guarantee every photo will be published, nor can we respond to inquiries regarding when photos will be published. No photos will be returned.
• Digital photos should be sent as .jpgs at a minimum of 300 dpi.

June 2016 Mystery Tool F



6/24/2016

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mystery tool e

No details provided.

Find the correct answers in the September 2016 issue of Farm Collector.

To submit photos:
Send prints to Farm Collector, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. Send digital images to editor@farmcollector.com.
• Photos should be taken in a well-lit area against a plain background. Include dimensions and any markings on the piece. We cannot guarantee every photo will be published, nor can we respond to inquiries regarding when photos will be published. No photos will be returned.
• Digital photos should be sent as .jpgs at a minimum of 300 dpi.


6/24/2016

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mystery tool f

Measures 20 inches by 8 inches by 2-1/2 inches; each weighs 3-1/2 pounds. Each is identical. Markings hard to read but may read “Sears & Roebuck Co.”

Find the correct answers in the September 2016 issue of Farm Collector.

To submit photos:
Send prints to Farm Collector, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. Send digital images to editor@farmcollector.com.
• Photos should be taken in a well-lit area against a plain background. Include dimensions and any markings on the piece. We cannot guarantee every photo will be published, nor can we respond to inquiries regarding when photos will be published. No photos will be returned.
• Digital photos should be sent as .jpgs at a minimum of 300 dpi.



6/17/2016

Do you recognize this Mystery Farm Tool?

mystery tool b

No details provided.

Find the correct answers in the September 2016 issue of Farm Collector.

To submit photos:
Send prints to Farm Collector, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. Send digital images to editor@farmcollector.com.
• Photos should be taken in a well-lit area against a plain background. Include dimensions and any markings on the piece. We cannot guarantee every photo will be published, nor can we respond to inquiries regarding when photos will be published. No photos will be returned.
• Digital photos should be sent as .jpgs at a minimum of 300 dpi.



6/17/2016

Do you recognize this Mystery Farm Tool?

mystery tool a

Measures about 6 feet tall.

Find the correct answers in the September 2016 issue of Farm Collector.

To submit photos:
Send prints to Farm Collector, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. Send digital images to editor@farmcollector.com.
• Photos should be taken in a well-lit area against a plain background. Include dimensions and any markings on the piece. We cannot guarantee every photo will be published, nor can we respond to inquiries regarding when photos will be published. No photos will be returned.
• Digital photos should be sent as .jpgs at a minimum of 300 dpi.

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