Blaser clue

This next device is roughly a foot long and has a rusted metal spike at the end.

Ron Blaser of Columbus, Nebraska submitted this but followed up later correctly identifying the use.

But before you find out, we need our readers to guess as to what this rusted pick was used for in its hay day.

Blaser said there are no identifying marks on the tool and nothing to indicate it’s use other than Midwestern recollection.

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

Send your responses by Monday, Dec. 2, 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 Dec. 6 issue.