Mystery Photo Contest 2-27-12 |

Mystery Photo Contest 2-27-12

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Jeffery Black, Jr. of Fowler, Colo., sent this photo in. He is wondering if any of our readers know anything about this farm tool.

It has stamped in the metal towards the front part, what looks to read “A.J. JAN 15.95”.

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, March 16, so feel free to send in your answers and take a shot at winning $10 from the Fence Post.

We received three entries – all of which were correct – for last month’s Mystery Photo Contest!

Our winner, Dan Younger of Eckert, Colo., identified the object as a 7-in-1-Tool that was patent May 14, 1881 by Wm. H. Thayer.

It’s function is to be used in cooking with a dutch oven.

1.) Takes the lid off the dutch oven. 2.) Used on the rim of the Dutch oven to dump the contents. 3.) Used with the bail to carry the Dutch oven. 4.) Meat tenderizer. 5.) Bottle opener. 6.) Candle stick holder. 7.) Trivet to set a Dutch oven or lid on.

The photo was sent in by Spencer Swann of Woodland Park, Colo. Congratulations to Dan Younger and thanks to Spencer Swann for sharing this mysterious photo with our readers!

Take a photo of an antique piece of equipment or unique building or landmark (no photos of mountain ranges or obscure landscapes, please) and send it to:

The Fence Post Mystery Photo Contest

P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, Colo., 80632.

If your photo is used we’ll send you $10 and your name will be printed in the Fence Post for your friends and family to admire.

Photos are returned following publication.

No phone entries inquiries, please.

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