I have seen two of these, slightly different. Many say "fence tool", but I am not buying it.
I spent my youth as the fence hand on the farm. Can't see how it would perform any function
on barbed or range wire applications.
Barrel rim ?
No sale here either. If that's a wire stretcher, I want to see a demonstration of how it's supposed to work.
I was thinking it's a strapping band splicer, but then realized it could not work the way I was thinking because once you crimped the bands together you would not be able to remove the tool.
That a circumcision tool I believe :0
I think Nicholas almost had it,......except I think when hooked over a somewhat loose fence wire, forcing the two wooden handles together would seem to put a short "kink" in the wire, thereby tending to TIGHTEN the wire,.....???
I don't buy the fence thing either. The center part would have to extend outward as the handles are pulled together. It's in a mid position as shown. Ideas? I don't have any.
Oh yeah, Ed's idea is as good as any. :-)
Not a fence stretcher but some type of telephone or power line wire tool. But not for stretching cow country barbed wire. There is no gripping design that I can see. But not entirely sure!!
It's a saw.
maybe it is a dehorner but not all there
Hook the hoots on barbwire pull handles together this pulls the wire about half way around d the post. Then tie a short wire from o e side tie the other. Take the tool off and you have a tight wire. Used it Manny times.
A tool to put the "rake" in the teeth of the saw?
I'm pretty sure bernie is correct. It's a dehorning tool but missing the part that slices off the horn.
I vote for Eugene Story. That makes the most sense.
When I de-horn, I just take out the two bolts that hold it to the firewall and remove the two wires going to the terminals.
Good one Hal.
Seriously guys, does anyone have any idea what that thing is?
When the handles are pulled together, the two "hooks" stay stationary, and the center piece moves up.
It looks to me like it would be a wire spoke straightening tool.
: ^ )
Eugene is correct. It is a barbwire crimping
tool. Used to tension the wire at the pole.
Pulling the handles together after hooking the wire
on each side of the pole extends the tensioner
against the pole and pulls the wire around the pole
above the tensioner. At this point you can put in
the wire holding clip (looks like a giant staple and
should be pointing angled down). Some wired the
two loops together behind the pole.
Keith...or does the center piece stay stationary
and everything else moves? Quantum theory.
The fence tool idea sound plausible, except both tools I have seen are FAR older than
T-bar fence posts, thus putting such an idea in the same file as the factory authorized
Model T celfone charger.
I wanted to toss this out for "fresh eyes" to contemplate untainted by my input. What
I have been told that best seems to fit it is a special tool for inserting/replacing fents in
roll-type snow fencing. It would stretch the wire just enough to insert a new wood fent.
Not sure I buy this either, and thusly go on looking for that one guy that knows perzackly
what it is.
No one mentioned T posts, I'm certain they're talking wooden posts,with this tool, square ones at that.
Richard - Seems to me like Eugene answered this question pretty well. Said he'd used the tool many times for the purpose he described,.....that's good enough for me!
Perhaps you could contact the Barbed Wire Museum in Kansas? They might know.
Maybe it is a Model T tool after all ...
Harold, ... do you see the quarter in the photo ? I've never used wood posts as skinny as
that ! The first cow/horse to lean on it for that green grass beyond would snap them right off !
A T-post would size about right, but the period is wrong.
Perhaps Eugene could 'splain more of his ops ?
Hmmm,......you're right! I failed to make the size comparison with the quarter. Yeah,....I guess more 'splain'n would be in order. Sure an interesting too though,.....harold
"TOOL",....dang it! Not "too".....
Still looks like a dehorning tool less the cutter to me...
Dang. The pictures didn't load...
yeah, I can see where the cutter would go, and the flat piece we see must be the other end of the cutter, so you're probably right. I didn't think about the size comparison.
I failed to say that tool is to be used only on wood post. It was not a wire streTcher it is a wire tighter for a saggy fence where cows pushed against it the tool was put against the post upset the wire put the hooks on the wire pull the handles together. This pulls the wire about half wAY around the post. Then tie a short wire around the post to keep the wiretight that is pulled part wAY Round the post. You do not even ha e to pull the staple out and restaple it. It is a wonderful quick fix and works well
I would sure like to see a short instructional video of that!
I'm still stuck in the post diameter/size question too.
By the looks of things, the posts are 2 to 2-1/4 inches in diameter (round) or 2 X 2 square or so. Ya?
That sound about right Gene/Norman?
The de-horner I knew, on the wall of the grainery under the lean-to, was solidly affixed to the handles/gearing for best control I presume. ?
Garnet, LOVE that pic! Coolest thing I've seen in a quite some time! Perhaps better served on a model A? Hehehe! ;-)
Folks would actually recognize that as a sign to "keep hands off"! Far less people would've gotten ZAPPED?.....
Even "modern" people might liken it to a "razor wire" fence? :-)
Gotta see if my buddy would do that to his non dizzy'd TT. :-)