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    Posted 1 year ago

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    Found in an old barn. Had a old rotten wood handle. No other writing but the patent that was posted.

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    1. bobby725 bobby725, 1 year ago
      This looks very familiar to me, I don`t think it`s a tool but more like a support-foot for something. I`m sure you will get an answer here.
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Welcome to CW graydragon2! :^D If you could give a size, it may help! :^)
    3. graydragon2, 1 year ago
      The length is approximately 12 inches. Dont have it currently with me.
    4. bobby725 bobby725, 1 year ago
      I was hoping someone would identify this item by now. guess We`ll have to sleep on it. :-(
    5. bobby725 bobby725, 1 year ago
      I think I`m more curious than the poster. I know I`ve seen one of these before, what is this???
    6. lptools, 1 year ago
      Any guesses on the patent date? I think I see JULY 10 _ _ _ _?
    7. bobby725 bobby725, 1 year ago
      I tried a bunch of dates, if hotairfan is correct about patents always being issued on a Tuesday, July 30, 1907 works.
    8. lptools, 1 year ago
      Hello, bobby725. I tried July 30, 1907 , (which is a Tuesday) , but no luck. I am not sure when Patent Issue dates started to fall on a Tuesday, a wild guess would be after 1850 , when they started having equally spaced dates, one week apart. Btw, the hole , just under the curved piece, makes me think something was attached there. Regards, Lou
    9. graydragon2, 1 year ago
      Sorry have posted this earlier. Been tied up on another project. The date on it as far as we can tell is July 10th 1807. That is the best the group at work I've showed it to can come up with
    10. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 1 year ago
      I posted a tool yesterday which I thought looked similar to this although there are some differences.
    11. graydragon2, 1 year ago
      One of the guys I work with figured it out. They showed it to an older farmer that knew what it was. Barbwire/fence stretcher.
    12. bobby725 bobby725, 1 year ago
      Cool! not sure about barbed wire going through that hole, but here is another pic of various stretchers;
    13. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 1 year ago
      Does anyone know exactly how it works?
    14. Onedtent, 1 year ago
      To answer Irishcollector: The hinge acts as a cam and grips the wire. The curved part of the tool is pressed against the fence post and the long handle (missing in this example but would normally be fitted into the socket of the tool) is braced against the fulcrum of the hinge/short arm/post and thereby tightens the fencing wire. Hope this makes sense!
    15. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 1 year ago
      It took a while to visualize it but I think I have it now. Thank you.
    16. MRSTANG, 8 months ago
      I have one identical to it with a two foot wooden handle that still has some bark on it.

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