March 2011 Mystery Tool A

| 1/19/2011 3:31:41 PM

Do you recognize this tool? It is marked “PAT APP D FOR” and measures 15 inches long; the jaws measure 7 inches wide when open.

March 2011 Mystery Tool A - view 1 

March 2011 Mystery Tool A - view 2 

March 2011 Mystery Tool A - view 3 

If you recognize it, leave a comment below.

Check back here April 12 for the correct answer, or find it in the May 2011 issue of Farm Collector.

Ray De Mouilpied
3/14/2011 1:36:19 AM

I believe this is the tongs used by a blacksmith to lift the horseshoes out of the furnace and to hold it firmly while he hammers it straight, and to burn it onto the horses hoff.

Hans quistorff
3/10/2011 1:16:31 AM

I think it is a tire bead breaker. The toggle would probably allow the tool to come back out of the rim. Possibly with the notces in the togal and other side it could be a spreader.

Perry L. Murry
3/9/2011 9:09:46 AM

Does look like a bead breaker - - it also looks like a "pulloff" for horse shoes, but why have such a large jaw spread?