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March 2014 Mystery Tools D and E

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March 2014 Mystery Tool D

March 2014 mystery tool D

This mystery tool measures 6-1/2 inches long by 5-1/2 inches wide. It has eight spikes, each 2 inches long. The circular base measures 2-3/4 inches wide, the plunger measures 2-1/2 inches long and the handle measures 4 inches. Cast on its handle: “Pat Pend.”

March 2014 Mystery Tool E

March 2014 mystery tool E

This mystery tool's interior area measures 5 inches by 6-3/4 inches; its spikes measure 2-1/4 inches. Markings: “4 1/2 Pat. Pend.” It has a lock and corresponding key. Hinged at center.

Check back here April 15 for the correct answers or find them in the May issue of Farm Collector.

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