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February 2012 Mystery Tool C

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February 2012 Mystery Tool C 

February 2012 Mystery Tool C 

It is two pieces of wood connected by metal straps. When close, it measures 21-1/2 inches (top 1-1/2-by-7/8 inches, bottom 1-by-3/4 inches). When open, the space between arms measures 25 inches. Marked on the interior: "The GEM Mfg. by Hanlon Karper Co., Batavia, N.Y." Exterior: "Agr'l Implements Geo. G. Guston Seaford Del."

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Check back here March 13 for the correct answer, or find it in the April issue of Farm Collector.

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