Mystery Solved: July 2016 Mystery Tool Answers


| 6/10/2016 2:00:00 PM


Tags: September 2016, July 2016, Mystery Farm Tools,

July 2016 Mystery Tool A

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Unidentified. Photo submitted by Charlene Moore via email.

July 2016 Mystery Tool B

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Lufkin reel for 100-foot steel tape measure with chaining pins. Identified by John D. Crockett, East Falmouth, Mass.; Darrell Jodock, St. Peter, Minn.; Nathan H. Drum, Littleton, N.H.; P.T. Rathbone, Marsing, Idaho; David Wilcox, Sherburne, N.Y.; Bill Shumate, Urbana, Ill.; Gary Imhoff, Lohrville, Iowa; Richard Vlach, Auburn, Neb.; Lyle Kurth, Dalton, Neb.; Dan Banwart, West Bend, Iowa; Nels Jensen, Britt, Iowa; Richard Hines, South Charleston, Ohio; Lew Payne, Remsen, N.Y.; Leonard Keifer, Gaithersburg, Md.; Dean Wealing, Fowler, Ind.; Tom Gerow Jr., Cary, N.C.; Larry Drake, Olathe, Kan.; Harry Jones, Brookings, S.D.; Linda Star, Corsica, S.D.; Al Angus, Fairmont, Minn.; Dick Poovey, Paxico, Kan.; Joe Novak, Welcome, Md.; Steve Jaouen, Greely, Colo.; Gary Studebaker, Larwill, Ind.; Guy Fuller, Longview, Texas; Daniel Naeger, St. Mary, Mo.; Richard Grosshauser, Paullina, Iowa; Rich Brehmer, Deer Creek, Ill.; Nick Cerbo, Parsippany, N.J.; Bob Moore, Columbia, Mo.; Alan Duffield, Browns Valley, Minn.; Oscar T. Lund, Cumberland, Wis.; Jim Glascock, Cedar Grove, Ind.; Paul Ryberg, Cambridge, Minn.; William E. Crockett Jr., Waynesboro, Ga.; John F. Whitaker, Wolcott, N.Y.; John O. Drivdahl, Denton, Mont.; Mike Gunther, Dixon, Mo.; Vern Notestine, Frankenmuth, Mich.; Ken Hevner, Okawville, Ill.; Ken Bolton, Fall Creek, Wis.; Amos J. Gay, Dayton, Maine; David Ruark, Pomeroy, Wash.; Weldon W. Hammond Jr., San Antonio, Texas; Amanda Kapaun, Grasston, Minn.; Bobby Brooks, Edison, Ga.; Harry Bartosch, Schulenburg, Texas; Jim Koltes, DeForest, Wis.; Walter Borkowski, Wessington Springs, S.D.; Ken Gates, Bellevue, Neb.; Tom Sager, Seymour, Iowa; Duane Schulte, Longmont, Colo.; Norman Kuper, Lennox, S.D.; Richard Bader, Middletown, N.Y.; Ron Gasser, Sterling, Ohio; Ken Bynum, Fort Stockton, Texas; Holly Manson, Stoughton, Wis.; James W. Montgomery, Shelbyville, Ind.; George Reed, Louisburg, Kan.; Mark Oliphant, Ocala, Fla.; Bernard Geisel, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; Wendell Starkebaum, Higginsville, Mo.; Erwin Fullerton, S. Woodstock, Vt.; James Martin, Constable, N.Y.; C. Donald Carpenter, Galway, N.Y.; Milferd Smith, Darwin, Minn.; Robert M. Peters, Independence, Mo.; Don Schaunaman, Aberdeen, S.D.; Ray Armstrong, Roanoke, Ill.; and Dwight Wells, Prospect, Ohio.

“Back in the 1950s and ’60s,” recalls Dick Poovey, “my father worked part-time for the ASCS office in the winter, measuring wheat acres. All wheat had to be measured by the ASCS. My father figured out that if he took me along, measuring got somewhat easier. He’d stand me at the edge of the field and start walking, letting out the tape as he went. When he reached the end of the tape, he would place a pin in the ground and we’d both start walking. When I reached the pin he had placed into the ground, I would yell ‘pin!’ He’d stop and place another pin into the ground and I would pick up the original pin. When we got to the end, I’d hand him my pins and he’d read the tape. While he was figuring up the distance walked and recording his numbers, it was my job to walk back to the pickup and drive along the edge of the field to pick him up. When I was 8 or 9, I thought I was big stuff getting to help dad, and getting to drive the pickup.” Photo submitted by Mil Harr, Denver, Colo.

July 2016 Mystery Tool C

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