What’s This?Editor’s note: Please do not put answers on our Facebook page; we want everyone to have fun guessing. In our feature “What’s This?” we share a photo of an old or odd agriculture-related piece — or from an old farm home. Maybe we know what it is and maybe we don’t.
Either way we want our readers to tell us what it is. Email answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with a best guess — one guess per email. Please include name, address and phone. We’ll draw a name at random — from those submitted with correct answers — to award a prize.
And we want our readers to submit photos of mysterious things found in the shop or old corn crib or attic — or basement.
Email photos to email@example.com as jpg attachments, at least .3M or 300k in size, with “What’s This” in the subject line of the email. Please include name, address, phone and where the item was found. We’ll draw a name at random from those submitting photos to award a prize.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Our previous “unknown” piece of equipment, published online and in the April 11 issue of Agri-View, was used to tighten the lugs on the wheels of box wagons.
Harlan Volkman of Seymour, Wisconsin, was chosen randomly from correct answers to win our prize for playing. He said, “It is a wrench for axle-wheel nuts on wooden-wheel wagons.”
Todd Henke of Neshkoro, Wisconsin, said the item was “a wheel wrench for an old-fashioned farm wagon used to remove the wheels so you could grease them. It also doubles as the hitch pin to attach the eveners when you hitch the horses to the wagon. Because of this double duty, you never had to wonder where your wheel wrench was – just unhitch the horses and you had your wheel wrench.”
Harold Kaufman of Porterfield, Wisconsin, said, “This is a combination hitch pin and wheel wrench for old wooden-wheeled wagons. I have a collection of these in different sizes.”