Gristmill What’s It 2018

Gristmill What’s It 2018

Gristmill What’s It 2018 From 2018 Issues What’s Its From the December 2018 Issue 173-1 A Disston Saw Set Raker Gauge   173-2 A Corn husk shredder, the shredded husks were then used to fill mattresses   173-3 No answer yet   173-4 Possibly an old lock...
Gristmill What’s It 2017

Gristmill What’s It 2017

Gristmill What’s It 2017 From 2017 Issues The Gristmill What’s It Column for December 2017 169-1 This is a carpet stretcher, patent number 28,858:     169-2 This is a Can Soldering Machine, it’s for holding a can while soldering on one of the end pieces,...
Gristmill What’s It 2016

Gristmill What’s It 2016

Gristmill What’s It 2016 From 2016 Issues   The Gristmill What’s It Column for December 2016 165-1   8″ long, text on it reads  “CS-2 Universal, Voss Mfg & Dist Co, Downs Kans”, no answer yet for this tool: 165-2  This tool is one of a two part wire fence...
Gristmill What’s It 2015

Gristmill What’s It 2015

Gristmill What’s It 2015 From 2015 Issues   The Gristmill What’s It Column for December 2015161-1  3-1/4″ long:   161-2   A Tectool Two-Cutter Plough Plane     161-3 This is a mold for making glass lenses.   161-4  This tool is a shoe maker’s...
Gristmill What’s It 2014

Gristmill What’s It 2014

Gristmill What’s It 2014 From 2014 Issues   The Gristmill What’s It Column for December 2014 157-1This is a drag shoe or ruggle. It’s a type of brake to prevent a heavily loaded wagon from overpowering the horses on a steep downhill grade, when attached to a...
Gristmill What’s It 2013

Gristmill What’s It 2013

Gristmill What’s It 2013 From 2013 Issues   The Gristmill What’s It Column for December 2013 153-1. 8-1/2″ tall, the owner’s description of it: “there are 2 holes containing metal rods running from top to bottom. This was in a tool trunk of my father-in-law’s...