#443: Hammer for body work, sheet metal work
#444: Tool for pressing/forming caps onto small bottles. Like vaccine
#445: for folding paper. "Scribe" a groove into paper, then bend it
along that groove.
#447: some kind of quick caliper?
442: screw/bolt extractor
443: smithing hammer, for getting into highly raised work
445: marking knife
447: haybale lifter thingy. The lifting point is between the
gear teeth. The lever is the release thingy that would
have a line on it
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Don't think it's a hayhook although I suppose it could have been used as
Can't get much of a feel for the overall size as I have no idea what the
19" dimension is in reference to, but I'm thinking it looks more like a
light logging hook than for hay purposes.
But, hey, who knows what them crazy Canadians did, eh? :)
Heyyyy, I resemble that remark!
I agree, too small for a hay hook, which typically only had one hook
with a T-handle. At least when I loaded hay those many years ago.
Nowadays it's giant round bales and a forklift, except for the local
Mennonites and Amish who still load horse-drawn wagons and loaders with
Logging hooks are not usually big, at least not the handheld ones.
There's a practical limit to how big a log a couple of loggers can lift.
That's a hand hook for bundles or small square/round bales...
A double-hook similar to that shown was used often for loose hay in
lofts, loading/unloading wagons, etc. For that purpose it seems far to
small and I've not seen one w/ the ratchet mechanism, either.
And, of course, don't forget the 40 or 60-ft boom stacker... :)
Here most everbody simply uses a balefork on the tractor for moving just
a few. Almost everybody has gone to the 2T round here as well.
That's why I made my guess...I'm thinking this one might have been used
w/ a team. (But what do I know--ain't no trees within 200 miles of
here... :) )
Regarding 447: Perhaps a clamping hook for pulling roots and smaller
stumps in clearing farm land. Agree that it is much too small and heavy
for a bale-grabber and too small for a loose-fodder fork, which more
typically have an 'armspan' of 6 feet or more.
I'm thinking it was more like a "skidder" hence the latch mechanism?
Doesn't look tough enough to me for rough work such as the stump puller
although that's hard to judge from the picture--if knew how much it
weighed might help to judge.
I agree! Puller for thornbrush, small stumps, etc. we used was more like a
pair of scissors, made of 1/2" thick steel with short chains attached to
handle ends & a ring where you hooked the pull chain.
The greatest headaches are those we cause ourselves.
re # 436 The only thing I have seen that comes close is a tester for
finding out the hardness of optical pitch used to polish telescope
mirrors and lenses. Although they are usually calibrated with a scale
of some kind. Maybe it had a similar use for a different item. See the
442 - EZ Out
443 - Peen hammer
444 - Bananna straightener
445 - Typesetter's linoleum knife
446 - Cover for early multi freq radio crystal oven
447 - Log/lumber hook or Amish navel piercing device
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