WHAT-IS-IT?


| July 2004

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    June's mystery tools
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    June's mystery tools
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    June's mystery tools
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    A. Hay knife, owned by Dale Crawford of Abilene
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    B. Mossberg speed governor pulley assembly
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    C. Broadcast seed sower, owned by Jim Moffet of Modesto
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    Broadcast seed sower, according to an 1881 patent

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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?

June's mystery tools