WHAT-IS-IT?


| October 2004

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    Mystery tool
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    Mystery tool
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    Mystery tool
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    The cane was cut and stripped and run through these wringers
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    The animal to be operated upon is grasped the operator
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    The tool is used to cut out raspberry cane at the end of the summer

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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?

September's mystery tools