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Thread: Found this iron relic and I have no idea what it is...

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    us
    Apr 2012
    Western New York
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    Found this iron relic and I have no idea what it is...

    I was doing door knocking in a small town in Texas so I was in a yard. This iron object sounded so sweet to the Deus but I knew it was large and most probably iron but I wanted to see what it was. I have never seen anything like this before. It's about 9 inches long and has a hole that i would imagine is for a wood handle. The only thing that I have seen like that would have been a very old hoe. Any ideas would be grateful.
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    It is a wiffletree hook.
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    us
    Apr 2018
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    my guess is wagon or buggy hardware. looks like where the tugs hook to the single tree.
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  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2018
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    creskol, you must have hit the post button a couple of seconds before me. LOL
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    Mike

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    us
    Apr 2012
    Western New York
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    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    It is a wiffletree hook.
    Far out creskol... thanks very much. I just love finding things that I have no idea what it is... just another facet of this hobby that I love as well as learning things from the past.
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  6. #6

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    Cool find and ID. I never heard of one!

    Improved Patent 1877

    https://patents.google.com/patent/US190019

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  7. #7

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    They are all correct on the ID. It's called a pigs tail.
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  8. #8
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    May 2010
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    Cool relic
    I haven't found one of those ones yet.
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