Ladenburger clue

This newest What’s This tool was submitted by Gary Ladenburger of North Bend, Nebraska.

Ladenburger farms in Morse Bluff, and said he’s seen this item as long as he can remember just sitting in his barn. To his knowledge, it’s never been used.

It’s a grip of some kind, but to what its true purpose is, hopefully the keen eyes of the Midwest Messenger readers can let us know.

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

Send your responses by Monday, Jan. 13, 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 Jan. 17 issue.