Posted 5 years ago
Any idea what this is? The jaws open up as you can see by the middle picture. Could it be something to hold a barrel or some other object?
It is called a baler. It was used to put items across the jaws, such as stems of wheat, and then the jaws are pushed shut to make a bundle and then tie with twine. Still looking for more information about this as to when, what and how it was actually used. I have not been able to find any information about it any place.
Is there another site other than furniture that could be of more help?
Any information would be appreciated.