Mystery Solved! January 2013 Mystery Tool Answers

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January 2013 Mystery Tool A

Likely a food grated used to grate dried bread, hard cheese, horseradish, potatoes, etc. Photo submitted by Melvin L. Blackford, Bartow, Fla. See patent 53,021 for a similar piece.

January 2013 Mystery Tool B

Sugar nips, plier-like cutters used to cut chunks of sugar from a “sugarloaf.” Photo submitted by June Collman, Cromwell, Minn.

January 2013 Mystery Tool C

Break pad spreader, likely manufactured by KD Tool Co. Photo submitted by Joseph Kyzar, Jayess, Miss.

January 2013 Mystery Tool D

No definitive answer; may be a pickaroon used in a sawmill to move sawed wood. Photo submitted by Janice Cleland, Spotsylvania, Va.

January 2013 Mystery Tool E

Leather-work vise. Photo submitted by Alana Marinello. See patent 371,198 for a similar piece.

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