Mystery photo 4-30-12 |

Mystery photo 4-30-12

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Donald Olson of Holyoke, Colo., sent this photo in. He is wondering if any of our readers know anything about this farm tool.

If you think you know what this is, then send your answer to the Fence Post Mystery Photo Contest. Please include your address and phone number. If your guess agrees with our experts’ opinions, then we’ll toss all the correct answers in a hat and draw a winner. We’ll reveal the answer in next month’s Mystery Photo Contest, which is published in the last issue of the month. Entries can be mailed or faxed to (970) 352-7164. The deadline for this month’s Mystery Photo Contest is Friday, May 18, so feel free to send in your answers and take a shot at winning $10 from the Fence Post.

We received one entry for last month’s Mystery Photo. Jr Laman of McCoy, Colo., thinks the object is a trip lever (foo operated) to dump hay collected with a sulky hay rake when making windrows. The were horse drawn but some became pulled by tractors and the trip lever had to be modified. He thinks it is original and possibly for John Deere.

If anyone finds any more information out about this object please send it to us!

The photo was sent in by John Gubbins of Littleton, Colo. Congratulations to Jr Laman and thanks to John Gubbin for sharing this mysterious photo with our readers!

Jeff Black’s daughter, Lynette Salzbrenner of Sugar City, Colo., has had the tool at her business, The Sugar City Cafe, letting her “experts” study it. They have determined that the stamp on it reads “PAT JAN.15.95.” One of her “experts” brought in a similar tool that was stamped “PAT SEPT 25 1900, Crescent Tightener CO, Wichita, Kan.” Both tools with the help of a chain and a small tool used to clamp on wire could be used as a fence stretcher. Her expert thinks that is what his was used for. Let us know if you think this is correct or if you have any other information on the mysterious object!

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