WHAT IS IT ?


| May 2004

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    Mystery tools
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    Unknown Object
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    McCormick-Deering sickle grinder
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    Dimo-Grit grinder
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    Lettering pallet

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The genius of pioneer inventors can confound us. Countless contraptions that revolutionized farming in the 19th and early 20th centuries have become contemporary curiosities, or even mysteries. Here are three sent in by readers. Do you know what they are?

April's mystery tools

HOW TO SEND 'What-is-it?' photos and/or identifications to Farm Collector: Photos of submitted items should be taken in a well-lighted area against a plain background if possible and received by Farm Collector by the 22nd of each month. Items may be sent by:

Regular mail: Farm Collector, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609 E-mail: editor@farmcollector.com
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carl mcnamee_1
1/16/2010 6:22:37 AM

the answer to the mystery tool for February is horn weights for cattle.


Jim Potee_2
3/25/2009 5:30:28 PM

The tool that you showed in the april issue B is a shootgun reloding tool , to put the primer in. The number 8 is the gage size, it is a 8 gage , probaly black powder. C is a blacksmith vise, the crank on the left is to hold a drill bit. Jim Potee


Jim Potee_3
3/25/2009 5:29:11 PM

The tool that you showed in the april issue B is a shootgun reloding tool , to put the primer in. The number 8 is the gage size, it is a 8 gage , probaly black powder. C is a blacksmith vise, the crank on the left is to hold a drill bit. Jim Potee