Mystery Tool 30

A hand held tool or device, see if you can guess what it is.
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zelph
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Mystery Tool 30

Postby zelph » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:56 am

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http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Mystery Tool 30

Postby oops56 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:36 am

Its a pipe bender or a rope brake
Man play with fire man get burnt

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Re: Mystery Tool 30

Postby beemerphill » Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:05 pm

It is a device designed to allow rope travel one way only. When the rope goes the other way it is stopped.

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Re: Mystery Tool 30

Postby Allen » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:16 pm

It's a pully used to hoist hay and feed up into a barn loft.

Cheers!

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Re: Mystery Tool 30

Postby Skidsteer » Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:24 pm

Antique rope brake.

The new ones are just lighter and have a more convenient release. We use them all the time climbing towers.
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Re: Mystery Tool 30

Postby zelph » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:50 am

Skidsteer wrote:Antique rope brake.

The new ones are just lighter and have a more convenient release. We use them all the time climbing towers.


What is your occupation that you are climbing towers all the time? How about a photo of the one you use if you would please. :)

No one has guessed the right answer yet. Allen is in the right area of use, farming. This is a hand held tool, not one that is hung from the barn loft :)
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Re: Mystery Tool 30

Postby oops56 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:21 am

Its to set the brake on a wagon
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Re: Mystery Tool 30

Postby Allen » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:46 am

It's a "come-along"

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Re: Mystery Tool 30

Postby zelph » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:31 pm

zelph wrote:Image


The correct answer is "Corn Shock Binder"


While lots of Wisconsin's corn ended up in silos, substantial acreage ripened and was reaped in quest for those golden kernels! We called it our "ear corn." In the Early Years, this harvest started off much like that for silage. Corn binders pulled either by horses or tractors were employed to cut standing corn, laying bundles on the ground. The labor-intensive task followed to form these bundles into corn shocks made from thirty to forty bundles each. After gathering and stacking the next step was to place a tie around the shock. We used a rope with a single pulley "corn shock binder" to draw the shock in, then the other person girded and tied the corn shock with binder twine, enabling removal of the rope and pulley for reuse. Many farmers had to watch their fields on Halloween night to keep busybodies from pushing them over.

As in the case of harvesting for silage, timing was of some importance for ear corn as well. While the grain was the prime objective in this harvest, it surely was not the sole objective. Dried corn fodder was a valued product on the dairy farm too. Thus, we always would strive to cut ear corn while its leaves were still green, but after the kernels were fully dented. Getting the green leaves into corn shocks would preserve those leaves as protein- containing food for cattle during the winter.

In one of my reading it was said that one end of the rope was tied to the hole in the binder. The other end of the rope was held onto while the tool was swung around the entire shock returning to the person doing the throwing. The loose end then threaded into the binder, the rope pulled tight and the lever sqeezed to bind onto the rope to hold it tight while the other person used the twine to bind the shock securley.
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Re: Mystery Tool 30

Postby Allen » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:39 pm

That's interesting zelph!

Thanks!


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