Old Farm Tools – What Is It? September 2010 Answers

Answers to September 2010 mystery tools

Wire vice used to terminate a .109-inch-diameter steel line wire on a telephone pole cross arm. “The .109 line wire is threaded through the cone-shaped part where it is seized by a tapered spring,” explains Jerry Otto, Shoreview, Minn. “The wire loop is called a bail. It goes around an insulator shaped like a spool that is bolted to a telephone pole cross arm. The bail is attached to the cone-shaped part by aligning flat spots near the end of the bail where blunt ends hold it. This item replaced a split-sleeve fastener that had to be crimped in place.” Correct answers also received from Donald D. Sarchet, Tulia, Texas; Galen Einspahr, North Platte, Neb.; Ivan Rogers, Centerview, Mo.; Mark Hopkins, Johnstown, Ohio; Fred W. Courser III; Ronald Globke, Marion, S.D.; Steve Sylvester; Roy Archibald, Leavenworth, Ind.; Eddie Cahill, Waterloo, Iowa; Jerry Kamp, Wooster, Ohio; Randall Jensen, Merrill, Iowa; Rush L. Wright, Keyser, W.Va.; Charlie Hileman, Lexington, Va.; Nelson Dionne, Salem, Mass.; Kris Joe Gesler, Las Vegas, Nev.
Wire vice used to terminate a .109-inch-diameter steel line wire on a telephone pole cross arm. “The .109 line wire is threaded through the cone-shaped part where it is seized by a tapered spring,” explains Jerry Otto, Shoreview, Minn. “The wire loop is called a bail. It goes around an insulator shaped like a spool that is bolted to a telephone pole cross arm. The bail is attached to the cone-shaped part by aligning flat spots near the end of the bail where blunt ends hold it. This item replaced a split-sleeve fastener that had to be crimped in place.” Correct answers also received from Donald D. Sarchet, Tulia, Texas; Galen Einspahr, North Platte, Neb.; Ivan Rogers, Centerview, Mo.; Mark Hopkins, Johnstown, Ohio; Fred W. Courser III; Ronald Globke, Marion, S.D.; Steve Sylvester; Roy Archibald, Leavenworth, Ind.; Eddie Cahill, Waterloo, Iowa; Jerry Kamp, Wooster, Ohio; Randall Jensen, Merrill, Iowa; Rush L. Wright, Keyser, W.Va.; Charlie Hileman, Lexington, Va.; Nelson Dionne, Salem, Mass.; Kris Joe Gesler, Las Vegas, Nev.
Photo submitted by James Newman, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.