June 2013 Mystery Tool A
Bolt cutter. See patent 207,252. Photo submitted by Harold Jahle, Baldwin, Kan.
June 2013 Mystery Tool B
One of a set of four shoes for horses when working on soft ground such as a bog or marsh. See patent 875,257. Photo submitted by Al Fulgenti, Kinde, Mich.
June 2013 Mystery Tool C
Louden Co. singletree used on a horse that was lifting hay into a barn. See patent 547,272. Photo submitted by Rod Johnson, Kremlin, Mont.
June 2013 Mystery Tool D
Unnidentified. Possibly the clean out for the bottom of the air pipe on a coal forge. Photo submitted by Stan Koehn, Wichita, Kan.
June 2013 Mystery Tool E
Dehorner for cattle, designed to remove the embryo of partially developed horns in young calves. See patent 802,733 for a similar piece. Photo submitted by Jay Gillett, Red Cloud, Neb.