August 2015 Mystery Tool A
Saw handle. Identified by Paul Dean, Foxboro, Massachusetts; Gailey Henderson, Williamstown, West Virginia; Royle Bailard, Alto, Michigan; Robert Scholz, Elmo, Missouri; William Evans, St. Joseph, Missouri; Bob Wittersheim, Saline, Michigan; Leonard Keifer, Gaithersburg, Maryland; Maurice Lange, Hallam, Nebraska; Melvin Brees, Columbia, Missouri; Richard Ames, Mandan, North Dakota; Doug Camp, Rock Creek, Ohio; Ken Rau, Altamont, New York; Rex Wolfe, Oklahoma City; Stanley Deisemann, Shartlesville, Pennsylvania; Francis A. Sperfslage, Edgewood, Iowa; Alvin E. Kallas, Leola, South Dakota; Richard Bader, Middletown, New York; Jim Monroe, Culpeper, Virginia; Buck and Cathy Evans, Ft. Lupton, Colorado; Arliss E. Hein, Fulda, Minnesota; Marlin Herbst, Merrill, Iowa; Robert Thorson, Corvallis, Montana; James Mayne, Edmeston, New York; Ron Clark, Colchester, Illinois; Jeff Allen, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; John Ernst, Iowa City, Iowa; Terrell Propst, Bridgeport, West Virginia; and Lyle Schwarzrock, Poplar, Montana. See patent no. 2,137,800. Photo submitted by Paul Wood via email.
Patent no. 2,137,800: Saw handle and blade. Patent granted to John E. Davey, New York City, assignor to Rose Gringer, New York City, Nov. 22, 1938.
August 2015 Mystery Tool B
Valve spring lifter tool for an early vehicle. Identified by Glenn Lofdahl, Strong City, Kansas; Aron E. Griffin, Shirley, Massachusetts; Alan Duffield, Browns Valley, Minnesota; Richard Bader; Dean Delavan, Cincinnatus, New York; Buck and Cathy Evans; and David Ruark, Pomeroy, Washington. Photo submitted by Duane Craig, Butler, Missouri.
August 2015 Mystery Tool C
Riveting tool. Identified by Harold D. Parman, Topeka, Kansas; Gailey Henderson; Robert Scholz; William Evans; Lloyd Florence, Council Grove, Kansas; Lyle Olson, Faribault, Minnesota; Leonard Keifer; Harry Jones, Brookings, South Dakota; Milo Harpstead, Stevens Point, Wisconsin; Raymond Souder, Hallsville, Missouri; Ralph R. Look, Wichita, Kansas; Alan Easley, Columbia, Missouri; Virgil Koci, Topeka, Kansas; Loren A. Fulton, Caledonia, Ohio; Maurice Lange; Keith Bullock, Jonesboro, Georgia; Ronald Williams, Manhattan, Kansas; Richard Ames; Charles Cowin, Stillwater, New York; Holly Manson, Stoughton, Wisconsin; Doug Camp; Jim Bolt, Corsica, South Dakota; Rex Wolfe; Stanley Deisemann; Francis A. Sperfslage; Aron E. Griffin; Elliott Larsen, Ruthven, Iowa; Alan Duffield; Clifton Buchholz, Carbondale, Illinois; Alvin E. Kallas; Richard Bader; John Haynes, Brownsville, Kentucky; Gordie Scarborough, Grand Island, Nebraska; Jim Monroe; Joseph T. Jones, Carson City, Nevada; Buck and Cathy Evans; Arliss E. Hein; Marlin Herbst; Robert Thorson; Harry Roland, Rochelle, Illinois; Gene E. Jerovitz, Kewaunee, Wisconsin; Jack Foster, Middletown, New York; Edward Regole, Saint Charles, Illinois; Dave Ronk, Odenton, Maryland; David Ruark, Gary Studebaker, Larwill, Indiana; John Ernst; Terrell Propst; Milford Scharlau, Lyndonville, New York; Lyle Schwarzrock; Jim Glascock, Cedar Grove, Indiana; Melroy Wiskow, Greenbush, Minnesota; Leo Vonada, Sylvan Grove, Kansas; and Louis A. Harnish, Wayland, Michigan.
August 2015 Mystery Tool D
Tin tube sausage stuffer. Identified by Gailey Henderson; William Evans; Stanley Deisemann; Richard Bader; James Mayne; Marlin Herbst; Gary Studebaker; and John F. Nagyiski, Felton, Delaware. Photo submitted by John Verbison, Brighton, Michigan.
August 2015 Mystery Tool E
No conclusive identification. Robert Scholz, Elmo, Missouri, believes it to be a bearing/hub puller. Dean Delavan, Cincinnatus, New York, and Richard Bader, Middletown, New York, believe this to be a chain repair tool. “A chain could be pulled together with this,” Dean says, “even with some tension on it, while a repair link was installed.” Photo submitted by Don Schroeder, Berger, Missouri.
Columnist Sam Moore sent a couple of photos to illustrate his contention that Item E from the May 2015 issue is in fact a bushel counter from a threshing machine. A counter is shown on this Hart Junior grain weigher on a 22- by 38-inch McCormick-Deering separator. “At one time I owned a Case thresher,” Sam says, “and it had the identical setup.” He also sent a photo of an acremeter on an older Oliver grain drill. “Most I’ve seen were very similar to this,” he says.