August Mystery Tool A

| 8/2/2013 10:51:15 AM

Do you recognize this tool?

August Mystery Tool A 

This old farm tool is a total of 14 inches wide. The bar where the teeth/forks attach to the bar to the tip is 4-1/2 inches. Each handle is marked "Pat Pending."

If you recognize this mystery tool leave a comment below.

Check back here September 17 for the correct answer or find it in the October issue of Farm Collector.

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Vaunda Noerenberg
8/7/2013 11:15:41 PM

Looks like a sickle but I don't see 2 rows of knives and can't see the mechanism for sawing between the knives. Should oscillate. Also is very narrow for harvesting of hay crops. I drove tractor using mowers using the blades pictured, or similar; but they cut a swath of 6 feet or more.

Leonard Lord
8/4/2013 2:06:47 AM

Early mowing machine, used for hay or grain. Originally had wheels and was pulled by 2 horses, and the mechanism moved the blade from left to right to cut.

8/3/2013 2:57:41 AM