| April 2003

The genius of pioneer inventors canconfound 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?

March's mystery tools

A., B. and C. We received no identifications for any of these items featured in last month's 'What-is-it?' department. Does anyone have information about these what-is-its? If so, please contact us because we rely on our readers for identifications. Surely someone knows something about them.