Mystery Solved: August 2016 Mystery Tool Answers


| 10/7/2016 2:39:00 PM


August 2016 Mystery Tool A

August 2016 Mystery Tool A

Vegetable chopper, typically used in large wooden bowl. Blade cutting edges are rounded to match bowl’s contours. Identified by Royle Bailard, Alto, Mich.; Bob Wittersheim, Saline, Mich.; Jim Glascock, Cedar Grove, Ind.; Robert Scholz, Elmo, Mo.; Linda Star, Corsica, S.D.; Scott E. Allen, Ephrata, Pa.; Mike Moller, Palo Cedro, Calif.; Donald
Shively, Celina, Ohio; and John S. Rauth, Ridgely, Md. See patent no. 500,695 for a similar piece, one from which this piece may have evolved. Photo submitted by David Ruark, Pomeroy, Wash.

August 2016 Mystery Tool A patent

Patent no. 500,695: Vegetable chopper. Patent granted to Chauncey Burdett, Groton, N.Y., assignor to Hiram G. Moe, Groton, July 4, 1893.


August 2016 Mystery Tool B

August 2016 Mystery Tool B



Valve lapper/grinder, used to grind valves for internal combustion engines. Identified by Royle Bailard; Roger Pavlis, Hudson, Wis.; Steve Sylvester, Centuria, Wis.; Richard
Hines, South Charleston, Ohio; Gailey Henderson, Williamstown, W. Va.; Vern Notestine, Frankenmuth, Mich.; Tom Sterrett, Paxico, Kan.; Charles Asmussen, Trappe, Md.; Jim Glascock; John Gruman, Raymond, Iowa; Bob Zvacek, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Denny Schleicher, Roscoe, Ill.; Ronald Young, Madison, Ind.; Alan Duffield, Browns Valley, Minn.; Willard Ottman, Lemmon, S.D.; and John S. Rauth, Ridgely, Md. See patent no. 1,155,489 for a similar piece. Photo submitted by Al Fortney, Clarkston, Wash.



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