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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Part 2 of my “Rust Collection”.
    1. I especially love this iron hook.
    What could it be used for? Grappling hook?

    2. This huge hook has an unusual ring to connect it to something. Why is the ring made like that?

    3. Is this something that would connect a wagon to a horse?

    4. I cannot envision how this would be used on anything.

    I’m very interested in hearing some answers!
    I’m planning to create a display of all these things soon. I have a large steel fire-hose cabinet that was once in a commercial building; I’m planning to install peg-board in it so I can display the entire collection instead of keeping it in a box.
    When I get answers about the items, I’ll label them in the display for the education and entertainment of everyone who sees them.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Your first picture is an old cast iron butchers meat hook. Second one is chain hook with a repair link attached to it. Last two need better pictures.
    2. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      fhrjr2, I appreciate that info. I hadn’t thought of a butcher’s hook but that makes sense.
      There was evidence of an old well here so I was thinking along the lines of a hook to retrieve a bucket or chain or something dropped down the well.

      I’ll make better pictures of those last two in the morning.
    3. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      Vynil, dav2no1, vetraio50, fortapache, Thank you all for the loves!
    4. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 3 years ago
      I thought no.1 was for retrieving buckets from a well but I can see how it could be used as a meat hook too. No.4 looks like a tooth off a mowing bar. I have seen no. 3 before but just can't remember what its purpose is.
    5. TallCakes TallCakes, 3 years ago
      #4 looks to be a suckle bar tooth from an old hay mower/cutter
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      i have at least one of each of these things in my rust collection. I picked up one just like #3 the other day at my nursery - just wondering what it was for. I don't think i've got one like #4, but i've seen them around before. Maybe to tie down a guy line or something like that? Rust-o-licious!!
    7. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 years ago
      Irishcollector and TallCakes, I somehow missed seeing your comments until now so I want to apologize for not responding.
      That huge hook would be perfect for retrieving a bucket from a well. During my childhood, we had a well from which we would draw up water by the bucketfull- there was always the possibility of something getting dropped down the well.

      I’ve learned from both of you that I found a sickle bar tooth which fits right in with the way of life in this area years ago. I’ve seen one or two more posted here so I can spot them now….thank you again.
    8. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 years ago
      ho2cultcha, thanks for taking a look….yes, I agree they are “rust-o-licious “! I like that term!
      I’ve imagined #3 might be part of gear to hitch a wagon to an animal….not that I have any firsthand knowledge of that, just guessing.
    9. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 years ago
      Thanks to everyone for the loves!
    10. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      I'm agreeing with everybody: 1) either meat hook or grappling/retrieving hook for a well. 2) log-chain type hook with a 'repair link' attached, those links work like a splitring key holder to either fix/lengthen a chain or to fix something *to* one. 3) if this one isn't part of an animal harness, I'd go for something used with a block and tackle/etc. to hoist stuff around in a barn. 4) old cutter tine from some variety of harvesting machine or mower.
    11. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 years ago
      Thanks AO! With everybody having wells around here and processing their own meat, plus several rivers and bodies of water where things could have been submerged, there were probably plenty of uses for a hook like this. There were also 3 foundries in this vicinity so, I imagine, there could have been opportunities to use small scraps of iron to fashion small items like this.

      The size of that hook and it’s ring amazed me….it was meant for some heavy-duty work.

      My neighbor told me there was an old barn here at one time which burned down so there are probably more things to be found.
      I’ll be sure to post for all this valueable input.
      Thanks for the comment.
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Keeping in time for so many applications. I really love this find which I would have saved also !~
    13. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    14. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 years ago
      fhrjr2, that sure looks like it…hand forged, for sure. Thanks for that reference!
    15. Train09, 5 months ago
      #3 is for a single tree horse/ox harness, will post pic…
      #4 is a guard to a cycle cutter, it would cover the knifes as equipment was pulled along, this guy is what kept the actual cutting knives from getting broken off or hitting a stump or rock, etc..

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