Letters to the Editor

I have one of the chain breakers that were shown in What Is It
in the October 2006 issue of Farm Collector. It was
interesting to me that the chain breaker appeared in the same issue
as an article on peanut farming. The peanut digger shown on page 31
of that issue and the peanut picker on page 32 used the type of
chain that you used a chain breaker to separate. I still have my
chain breaker even though I quit farming 40 years ago.

I first met Bob Harrell (referenced in the peanut farming
article) when he was on the ordination council for my brother,
Joseph D. Lang, in the late 1950s. I live about 30 miles north of
Edenton, N.C. I also worked with Robert J. Goodrich, whose father
and uncle invented the peanut digger pictured on page 31 of the
October issue. I still own a peanut picker like the one
pictured.

Daniel W. Lang
Gatesville, N.C.

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