Mystery Solved: December 2015 Mystery Tool Answers


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December 2015 Mystery Tool A

December 2015 Mystery Tool A

Lawn weed remover. To operate, push the chisel-like blade under the weed, squeeze the lever down to the wood handle, which will arch over to hold the plant to the blade for removal from the ground. Guide this end to a bucket, release the handle and the weed falls into the bucket. Identified by Gary Studebaker, Larwill, Indiana; Ralph Farnsworth, New Haven, Vermont; Dick Kates, Oakland, Iowa; Erwin Fullerton, Woodstock, Vermont;  and Clyde Eide, Bryan, Texas. Photo submitted by Frank Kuehl, Neenah, Wisconsin. See patent no. 917,802.

December 2015 Mystery Tool A

Patent no. 917,802: Dandelion digger. Patent awarded to Burton Schneider, Minneapolis, Minn., April 13, 1909.

 

December 2015 Mystery Tool B

December 2015 Mystery Tool B