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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Well, that's what I think this rusty old garden tool is for anyway...?

    A little over 3' long, it has nine cast iron tines affixed to a wooden shank with a handle at its other end. There are no maker's marks on it that I can find now.

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    1. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 2 years ago
      Maybe more for gathering potatoes after they have been dug and left out to dry or a stone fork or beet fork. The more you think about it the more uses come to mind. I think there's too many tines for a digging fork.
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      One more of those 'possible uses' that occurred to me (but I didn't mention) was maybe a, shall we say, 'manure moving device'...??? <eeechh>
    3. Onedtent, 2 years ago
      It could also be a "rail ballast" fork.
    4. srarman, 2 years ago
      It's a silage fork. Spent many hours of my youth using one just like that on the farm.
    5. srarman, 2 years ago
    6. iggy iggy, 2 years ago
      I have one of these also. I will have to check it more closely.
    7. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      Irishcollector., Onedtent, iggy, & especially srarman for your most informative comments -- that certainly looks like a modern version of the very same tool!!
      ;-) :-) :-)

      More thanks to Vynil33rpm, Irishcollector., Cokeman1959, Brunswick, vetraio50, fortapache, kwqd, yougottahavestuff, blunderbuss2, & iggy for the <love it>s!

      :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

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