Answers to December 2009 Mystery Tools

What-Is-It?

| February 2010

  • Farm Collector readers were stumped, and we’ve no idea of this piece’s use either
    B. Farm Collector readers were stumped, and we’ve no idea of this piece’s use either.
    Photo submitted by Roger Hubele
  • Although the piece shown is missing the blade, this is a hacksaw
    A. Although the piece shown is missing the blade, this is a hacksaw. See patent 1,497,135 (next image).
    Photo submitted by Joe Winter
  • Patent 1,497,135
    A. Patent 1,497,135: Hacksaw, patented by Peter Cunneen, New Rochelle, N.Y., June 10, 1924.
    Patent 1,497,135
  • Lubricating device for leaf springs
    C. Lubricating device for leaf springs, as identified by Gailey Henderson, Williamstown, W.Va.; Buck and Cathy Evans, Greenville, Ill.; and Alan Duffield, Browns Valley, Minn. See patent 1,084,181 for a similar piece (next image). 
    Photo submitted by Edward Sindt
  • Horse hay fork
    D. Horse hay fork. The piece shown is incomplete: It is missing a wooden handle and irons to hold and lift with a trip mechanism. See patent 64,863.
    Photo submitted by Roy Smith
  • Patent 1,084,181
    C. Patent 1,084,181: Lubricating device for springs, patented by George F. Voight, San Francisco, Jan. 13, 1914.
    Patent 1,084,181
  • Patent 64,863
    D. Patent 64,863: Horse hay fork, patented by H.H. Hatheway, Clockville, N.Y., May 21, 1867.
    Patent 64,863
  • A complete horse hay fork
    D. A complete horse hay fork. See patent 64,863 (next image).

  • Farm Collector readers were stumped, and we’ve no idea of this piece’s use either
  • Although the piece shown is missing the blade, this is a hacksaw
  • Patent 1,497,135
  • Lubricating device for leaf springs
  • Horse hay fork
  • Patent 1,084,181
  • Patent 64,863
  • A complete horse hay fork

To view images of all four December 2009 mystery tools and accompanying patent illustrations, click the Image Gallery link to the right.

A. Although the piece shown is missing the blade, this is a hacksaw. Photo submitted by Joe Winter, Richards, Mo. See patent 1,497,135.

B. Farm Collector readers were stumped, and we’ve no idea of this piece’s use either. Photo submitted by Roger Hubele, Enfield, Ill.

C. Lubricating device for leaf springs, as identified by Gailey Henderson, Williamstown, W.Va.; Buck and Cathy Evans, Greenville, Ill.; and Alan Duffield, Browns Valley, Minn. Photo submitted by Edward Sindt, Rock Rapids, Iowa. See patent 1,084,181 for a similar piece.



D. Horse hay fork, as identified by Buck and Cathy Evans; Stephen Clemens, Mazeppa, Minn.; and Laurel Pinnoiw, Delavan, Wis. The piece shown is incomplete: It is missing a wooden handle and irons to hold and lift with a trip mechanism. Photo submitted by Roy Smith, Hunnewell, Mo. See patent 64,863.


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daniel aasen_2
1/17/2010 8:23:22 PM

I was just reading feb. 2010 farm collector meg. and in the what is it section item D.are horn wieght for turn down horns on cattle in stedy of dehorning them. I have two sets that come from uncles. thank you dan aasen


daniel aasen_2
1/17/2010 8:23:20 PM

I was just reading feb. 2010 farm collector meg. and in the what is it section item D.are horn wieght for turn down horns on cattle in stedy of dehorning them. I have two sets that come from uncles. thank you dan aasen