Dirks clue

A mix-up from our usual themes, Wesley Dirks out of Chappell, Nebraska has a neat mystery for readers to solve.

This device was in his dad, Kenneth’s, shop. While they both know what it is, the Dirks submitted this to see if any other rural readers know what this was used for and why they had to use something like this back in the earlier days of rural American life.

“What’s This?” and why does it work the way it does?

Send your responses by Sunday, April 5, to Jager Robinson via email at Jager.Robinson@lee.net or through the postal service at P.O. Box 239, Tekamah, NE 68061.

Be sure to include your hometown, name and age in your responses. Responses will run in the April 10 issue.