Mystery Solved March 2014 Mystery Tool Answers

| 4/15/2014 2:43:00 PM

March 2014 Mystery Tools A

Pipe puller used in water well repair. Identified by Loren Lindsay, Mankato, Minn.; Stephen Clemens, Mazeppa, Minn.; Robert Scholz, Elmo, Mo.; Milo Harpstead, Stevens Point, Wis. “This was used in conjunction with a gripping tool on the pump platform to hold the next pipe while the pulled section was removed,” Milo explains. “Usually there was a windmill tower and the pipe was in 20-foot sections. A pulley installed in the tower was used to lift the pipe. This activity helped me to overcome a fear of heights. I grew up on a farm in South Dakota where the ground water was fairly deep and keeping a supply of water for the cattle required plenty of well maintenance. However, hauling water that had been dipped from a creek by hand with a bucket into what had been the tender for the steam engine was not a fun job either.” Photo submitted by Nate Grossman via email.

March 2014 Mystery Tools B

March mystery tool B

Unidentified. Photo submitted by Eric Miller, Mooreland, Ind.

March 2014 Mystery Tool C