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Mystery Solved: June 2017 Mystery Tool Answers

| 8/3/2017 9:30:00 AM

June 2017 Mystery Tool A

June 2017 Mystery Tool A

Tongs used to remove clinkers from the firebox of a coal-burning furnace. Identified by William Evans, St. Joseph, Mo.; Harold Kaufman, Porterfield, Wis.; Gary Cooper, Fontanelle, Iowa; Janet Rice, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; Marvin H. Glick, Hartsville, Ind.; Glen Sinclair, Bellevue, Mich.; Alan Easley, Columbia, Mo.; and Louis Harnish, Wayland, Mich. See patent no. 2,125,214 for a similar piece. Photo submitted by Wayne Teter, Preston Hollow, N.Y.

June 2017 Mystery Tool A

Patent no. 2,125,214: Tongs. Patent awarded to Jacob F. Apfel and Richard S. Jarrett, Hamilton, Ohio, July 26, 1938.

June 2017 Mystery Tool B

June 2017 Mystery Tool B

Appears to be the main component of a still. A sight glass would have been on the side, allowing the operator to monitor fluid levels when in use. Identified by James Martino, Oxford, Ohio. Photo
submitted by Charlie Barbian, Alexandria, Ky.


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