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    Posted 2 years ago

    fortapache
    (2111 items)

    I'm afraid this was a tough item to photograph but it is there. What was also tough was fitting it in my car. It actually fit better than I thought even though I had to fold down the front passenger seat. The owner of the antique store (who knows me by name, means I buy too much stuff) let me see if I could fit it in my car before I bought it. Success thus I bought it.
    First photo it is in my car. I may have been able to get one a foot longer if they had one. Second photo is by my front door. It is close to one story tall.
    The last two photos show the unusual shape of the shovel. It looks to be a scoop. My guess it is fr scooping out dirt from a deep but narrow hole.
    If anyone for certain what this is they will get Mystery Solved points.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      That's the longest shovel handle I've ever seen! Maybe it was custom made for a really tall person:)
    2. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      When I was a young man, I worked in a self serve car wash. All the drains would flow to a main pit, where we would use a tool, like yours to remove the sludge. Sometimes if you were lucky, you might find some quarters. :)
    3. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      I posted one of these 2 years ago,(see my post) we used ours to clean the bottom of post holes when we built pole barns and garages. My dad got it when he worker for the power company where they used it when they put electric poles up. Others commented other uses on my post.
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Wow ! Yikes !!
    5. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Scott. Now I can dig holes from by deck.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much nutsabotas6. Looks like that would be a good use.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much bobby. Yes looks like a tool for cleaning up holes for telephone poles etc. Now I have to find ho2cutcha's.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      And thank you very much PhilDMorris.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      Efesgirl
      buckethead
      mikelv85
      jscott0363
      nutsabotas6
      bobby725
      PhilDMorris
      JImam
      brunswick
      Manikan
    10. UncleRon UncleRon, 2 years ago
      I see these around here (Lancaster County, PA) frequently at farm sales. We call them "honey dippers" and they were used to clean out outhouses.
    11. oktreedude, 2 years ago
      It is certainly better than a short handled shovel. Any of you guys ever have a boss put you to work with a short handled shovel? Means he didn't like you.
    12. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      here's a nine foot one i posted a few years ago. it's a poop shovel!

      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/174930-what-is-this-enormous-shovel
    13. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much UncleRon. That seems a good use for them.
    14. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much oktreedude. It's always good to be able to pass the shovel to someone.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much ho2cultcha. It seems to have two uses both involving cleaning out a hole.
    16. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Mine has a 2 on it too. Made by "Union A" something.
    17. elanski elanski, 2 years ago
      The long handle makes me think the cleaning drains suggestions are probably on the right track.
    18. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much elanski. The scale is tipped a bit that way.
    19. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
      oktreedude
      vetraio50
      blunderbuss2
      pw-collector
      elanski

    20. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you vintagelamp.
    21. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
      you might have something really rare there.......Like PAUL BUNYAN shovel ....LOL

      http://orig01.deviantart.net/0d20/f/2014/003/c/d/paul_bunyan_and_babe_by_mengblom-d70mjwl.jpg

      just kidding !!!


    22. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much antiquerose. Paul Bunyan's pooper scooper.
    23. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you Irishcollector.
    24. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.

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