February 2011 Mystery Item C. Tension device for grain binder. Identified by Bill Schrock, Medford, Wis.; Ralph Schrader, Highland, Ill.; Tim Oliver, Fisk, Wis.; Brady Goettl, Cadott, Wis.; and Donald D. Sarchet, Tulia, Texas. “The twine goes from the twine box through the side hole and the gears, out the other side to the needle,” Bill explains. “The nut with the spring is used to set the tension.” Photo submitted by Joe Winter, Richards, Mo. See patent 1,964,496.
Photo submitted by Joe Winter, Richards, Mo.