November Mystery Tools 2021

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By Farm Collector Magazine Staff

Help us identify these mystery tools submitted by readers!


A. No markings. Tool measures 8 inches long and 3 inches wide at the top.



B. Tool measures 5-1/2 by 3-1/2 inches, has a blade and is adjustable.


C. Tool measures 18 inches long. One end has a wedge measuring about 1 inch wide by 4 inches long. The other end has a small claw (which goes into a pocket) and a hammer head.


D. Tool measures 14 inches long, has a wooden handle and is adjustable.


E. No measurements provided.




F. Device measures 35 inches tall, measures 5 inches thick from left to right sides. Cone on front is hollow; measures 6 inches wide at the top, 12-1/2 inches deep with a 2-inch hole in the center of the bottom and a 3/8-inch hole next to that hole. The gears shown in the photo are activated by a crank. Extending below the top housing toward the cone is a shaft with a threaded end that turns and swivels. On the side opposite the handle there are openings where items could be attached. Embossed on the crank handle of the largest unit: “45 turns per minute.” The device is one of two (the other one is 42 inches tall) found in an old mill. Some original paint is visible on the cone, possibly reading S H a/u n/r b l ? y.

Updated on Sep 23, 2021  |  Originally Published on Sep 13, 2021
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