Mystery Solved! October 2013 Mystery Tool Answers
October 2013 Mystery Tool A
Spring greaser/oiler. Photo submitted by Eugene A. Winter, Hawkeye, Iowa and Luke J. Schissel, Greenwood, Miss. See patent 1,412,743 for a similar piece.
October 2013 Mystery Tool B
Block or stock knife. Photo submitted by David Caldwell.
October 2013 Mystery Tool C
Tinsmith bench shear. Photo submitted by Clarence Gibbs, Inman, S.C. See patent 784,978 for a similar piece.
October 2013 Mystery Tool D
Unidentified. Photo submitted by Richard Rerord, Linwood, Mich.
October 2013 Mystery Tool E
Foundry tongs. Photo submitted by Eugene W. Frey, Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
The Versatility of Early Farm Wagons
Let’s Talk Rusty Iron: Early wooden wagons were a versatile tool on the farm, with wagon boxes and hayracks allowing multiple functions.
Ready for Reach Plates
A cast iron collector adds wagon reach plates to an already weighty collection that he plans to take to shows this year.
Wooden Wagon Construction
Let’s Talk Rusty Iron: Sam Moore revisiting the nomenclature of the wooden wagon and its different parts.