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July 2011 Mystery Tool C

Do you recognize this tool? It measures about 7-1/2 inches long, with a wooden handle. The steel shaft appears to have been bent by the manufacturer. The steel shaft freely spins/rotates within the wood handle, and the white plastic knob on the handle end rotates with the steel shaft. On the tip of the steel shaft there is a small nipple.

July 2011 Item C 

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Check back here August 16 for the correct answer, or find it in the September 2011 issue of Farm Collector.

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kenneth bailey
7/13/2011 10:48:33 AM

Grew up using one of these, --wire ties for rebar had little loops on each end. You hook the hook in the two loops and swing your wrist to tie the bar in place. I know of several other uses by inovative people of that era.


dale stevens
7/11/2011 4:14:19 AM

july mysry tools b is laceing jig for laceing belting togetyer c is a hook for twisting looped end wires togather. used years ago to close up paper sachs of potatoes.you would hook the twoeyes and then spin it 4 or 5 times.


ron wrob
7/3/2011 10:02:44 AM

Jerry,close but no cigar,its to tie wire ties on rebar,still can buy them, not old as it has a plastic end,


jerry ficke
7/2/2011 2:46:49 PM

I think it is used to twist the wire ends together when making square bales of hay.