June 2012 Mystery Tool A
This item remains unidentified.
June 2012 Mystery Tool B
This item remains unidentified. Possibly used to slice or split wood. Photo submitted by Tom Ray johnson, Pickton, Texas.
June 2012 Mystery Tool C
Hand crusher used in assaying and mining. Would have been used with companion tray to contain the crushed sample. Photo submitted by David Cripps, Alexandria, Tenn.
June 2012 Mystery Tool D
Washing machine. This particularly compact model may have been designed for use in areas of limited water supply; for instance, it could easily be used in a creek. Photo submitted by Carroll Nikkel, Maxwell, Iowa. See patent 414,176.