Fruit picker, minus a long wooden pole. Identified by Harold Kaufman, Porterfield, Wis., and John Liebermann, Colorado Springs, Colo. See patent no. 1,255,596. Photo submitted by Al Jeske, Browerville, Minn.
Patent no. 1,255,596: Fruit picker. Patent awarded to Herman Gielow, Palatine, Ill., Feb. 5, 1918.
Scrub brush handle, missing the replaceable head. Identified by Cathy Schoellig, Elgin, Ore. Photo submitted by Mike Intlekofer, Bellevue, Wash.
Unidentified. Possibly used in transplanting small plants. Photo submitted by Mike Intlekofer, Bellevue, Wash.
Unidentified. Photo submitted by Richard Bader, Middletown, N.Y.
Unidentified. Possibly used to adjust the angle and hold another arm with a matching end of serrated ribs. Photo submitted by Burton Janvrin, Decatur, Ill.
Tobacco cutter, “designed to cut and divide soft substances, and particularly for the purpose of reducing the common plug or manufactured tobacco to the form of fine-cut.” Identified by William Evans, St. Joseph, Mo.; Lyle Brand, Powell, Wyo.; and Darrel P. Otto, Crystal Lake, Ill. See patent no. 55,861. Photo submitted by Richard Bader, Middletown, N.Y.
Patent no. 55,861: Tobacco cutter. Patent awarded to Elijah Holmes, Lynn, Mass., June 26, 1866.