Schlake clue

Leland Schlake of Cortland, Nebraska has brought Messenger readers this tool for their consideration.

Schlake, a resident of his pioneer farm for 83 years, said he has no idea what the tool is or what it is used for.

It is nearly 19 inches long with a horseshoe shape at the top and a spike at the bottom.

Can Messenger readers help out Schlake and identify this tool?

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

Send your responses by Sunday, Feb. 23, to Jager Robinson via email at 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 Feb. 28 issue.