Mystery Solved! April 2011 Mystery Tool Answers

| 5/17/2011 9:03:09 AM

April 2011 Item A 

April 2011 Item A 

We have no conclusive answer for this item. Buck and Cathy Evans, Ft. Lupton, Colo., believe it to be a homemade steam engine. Gary Drentlaw, Northfield, Minn., believes it to be a hand-operated engine to power lathes. Photo submitted by Clarence Lammers, Lake St. Louis, Mo.

April 2011 Item B 

April 2011 Item B 

Carpet stretcher, as identified by Spencer Greenhill, Luther, Mich., who says this one was made by Bowles Hardware Co., and patented June 18, 1870. Also identified by Gary Drentlaw; Wendell Dillavou, Aledo, Ill.; Harold Jehle, Baldwin, Kan.; Buck and Cathy Evans; Stephen Clemens, Mazeppa, Minn.; Floyd Olson, Tonganoxie, Kan.; John R. Baird, Roseburg, Ore.; David Ruark, Pomeroy, Wash.; Duane and Joan Craig; George Wanamaker, Macomb, Ill.; Craig Phillips, Allegan, Mich.; O.K. Blackstone, Caribou, Maine. Photo submitted by Robert Kirtz, Hector, Minn. See patent 178,593 for a similar patent. 


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