| November 2003

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?

October's mystery tools

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Tom Maslowsky
3/9/2009 7:55:37 PM

on page 6 of the April issiue. The mystery tools item b.A shotgun reloading tool. It is used to insert the primer in to the shell.The 8 is 8 guage I have the complete set in 12 10 and 8 guages. They have 4 or 5 pieces for a complete set. Hope this helps Tom