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Mystery Solved: September 2016 Mystery Tool Answers

| 11/11/2016 9:30:00 AM

September 2016 Mystery Tool A

September 2016 Mystery Tool A

Unidentified. Photo submitted by G. Krueger, San Antonio, Texas.

September 2016 Mystery Tool B

September 2016 Mystery Tool B

Barrel pump. Used in a grocery, feed or hardware store to hold and dispense kerosene, vinegar and other fluids. An up-and-down motion of the handle and piston caused the fluid to rise and flow out the spout to the customer’s jug or pail. The one shown here is likely missing parts. Identified by Richard Bader, Middletown, N.Y.; James H. Utz, Aylor, Va.; Lew Payne, Remsen, N.Y.; Garrison Brown, Eastville, Va.; John D. Crockett, East Falmouth, Mass.; Donald Barrow, Oxford, Pa.; Fred Space, Sussex, N.J.; Nick Cerbo, Parsippany, N.J.; and John Nagyiski, Felton, Del. See patent 681,807 for a similar item. Photo submitted by Ray Leary, Herndon, Va.

September 2016 Mystery Tool B patent

Patent no. 681,807: Liquid pump. Patent granted to Thomas Elwood Moon, Sabina, Ohio, Sept. 3, 1901.


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