Rocky Mountain Mystery Photo 5-26-14 | TheFencePost.com

Rocky Mountain Mystery Photo 5-26-14

Do you know what this is?

Tom Fletcher of Arvada, Colo., is wondering if any of our readers know anything about this mystery object.

Inscribed on the base plate is:

PATD JAN 23 1917

FERODOWILL MFG CO

ST PAUL MINN

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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. Entries can be mailed or faxed to (970) 352-7164.

The deadline for this month's Mystery Photo Contest is Friday, June 20, so feel free to send in your answers and take a shot at winning $10 from the Fence Post.

We have a winner!

We received 25 entries for last month's mystery photo, all correct!

Our winner, Tom Fletcher of Arvada, Colo., identified the object as a hand cranked ropemaker or twister. Threads form the strands and the strands are formed on the three back hooks and twisted counterclockwise and the whole rope twists the strands together clockwise forming a rope.

Dave Rajewich of Grand Junction, Colo., sent in the object.

Congratulations to Tom Fletcher and thanks to Dave Rajewich for sharing this mysterious photo with our readers.