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8/25/2016

Do you recognize this Mystery Farm Tool?

August 2016 Mystery Tool E

Measures 64 inches long; made of heavy cast iron. Marked “Sherwood Steel harness, Syracuse NY Pat. June 27, Dec 16 ’84. Oil often keep tight.”

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

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Send prints to Farm Collector, 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. Send digital images to editor@farmcollector.com.
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8/25/2016

Do you recognize this Mystery Farm Tool?

August 2016 Mystery Tool F

Measures 22 inches tall with adjustable handle.

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

To submit photos:
Send prints to Farm Collector, 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. Send digital images to editor@farmcollector.com.
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August 2016 Mystery Tool F



8/18/2016

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August 2016 Mystery Tool D

Measures 6 inches in diameter. Opens and closes, pinned closed; perhaps turned. A wonderful, smooth casting. About 1-1/4 inches wide when closed.

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

To submit photos:
Send prints to Farm Collector, 1503 SW 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.
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8/12/2016

Do you recognize this Mystery Farm Tool?

August 2016 Mystery Tool C

Marked “Flint & Walling Mfg., Kendallville IND A69.”

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

To submit photos:
Send prints to Farm Collector, 1503 SW 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.
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August 2016 Mystery Tool C



8/5/2016

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August 2016 Mystery Farm Tool A

Marked “I.R.S. Co., Groton, N.Y.”

Find the correct answers in the October 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.



7/12/2016

June 2016 Mystery Tool A

Mystery Tool

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

Do you recognize this Mystery Farm Tool?

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.




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