Mystery Photo 4-28-12 | TheFencePost.com

Mystery Photo 4-28-12

Do you know what this is?

Slim Bergmann of Jamesport, Mo., wondered if any of our readers would know what this item is and how it is used.

If you think you know the answer and could use $10, then send your answer in to the Fence Post – Plains Edition’s Mystery Photo Contest.

The deadline for this month’s contest is Saturday May 19, so feel free to send in your answers to take a shot at winning $10 from the Fence Post. We’ll toss all the correct answers in a hat and draw a winner. If no correct answers are received we’ll share the answer with our readers in next month’s Mystery Photo Contest and go on from there. 

We received three entry in last month’s Mystery Photo Contest and our winner is Gary Waugh of North Platte, Neb.

He identified the object as fence pliers. The claws on the right end are for pulling nails or staples. The ridges in between the front of the handles is to grip wire to stretch it around a post. The jaws at the front of the top handle are for cutting wire. And on the bottom of the front claws, near th rear part of the claws, you will find a flat place that doubles as a hammer to drive staples.

Tom Oates of Headland, Ala., sent in this mystery photo. Thanks Tom Oates and congratulations Gary Waugh!

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We still need your help – and your Mystery Photos. If you have an antique piece of equipment, or know of an unusual or unique building or landmark (no photos of obscure landscapes) take a clear photo of it and send it to the Fence Post – Plains Edition’s Mystery Photo Contest.

If your photo is used we’ll send you $10 and your name and photo will get printed in the Fence Post for your friends and family to see and admire. All photos will be returned following publication.

Please send all inquiries to:

the Fence Post – Plains Edition, Mystery Photo Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, CO 80632