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What is this #6576330
07/18/19 01:48 PM
07/18/19 01:48 PM
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Pat and I are out garage saleing. I have never seen anything like this before... what is it/what's it used for?

Our best guess is for digging potatoes.

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Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576339
07/18/19 01:58 PM
07/18/19 01:58 PM
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Va. USA
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Yep


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Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576346
07/18/19 02:21 PM
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Tile spade. mike

Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576348
07/18/19 02:24 PM
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MN, Land of 10,000 Lakes
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Potato digger. I remember helping grandma dig potatoes and we always seemed to spear some of them no matter how far from the plant we dug. Hard to do with that fork.


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Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576350
07/18/19 02:34 PM
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Tile spade


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Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576355
07/18/19 02:42 PM
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It's a pig castrator (someone was going to say it)

Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576357
07/18/19 02:47 PM
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Its a cross cut saw


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Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576382
07/18/19 03:42 PM
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Turf cutter, for making "Soddies" and cutting peat for heating.


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Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576433
07/18/19 05:08 PM
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A canoe paddle for the drunk guy


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Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576482
07/18/19 06:26 PM
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It's probably a peat cutter. It's very similar in appearence to Irish peat cutters I have seen.

Keith

Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576649
07/18/19 10:02 PM
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For the guys who say potato fork it's got a solid edge on the bottom so I was thinking maybe it was a variation.
For the sod/peat guys I couldn't find pictures of anything like it but the lever on the top left looked like the blade might make a 90'. I wished I looked better.

Kre- I expected that from someone.


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Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576660
07/18/19 10:22 PM
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I have one and was told by the farmer who gave it to me that it was a trenching spade used in rocky areas. Don't know how much truth is in that but then I never did the research to find out for sure. I can see it being used for peat though.


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Re: What is this [Re: 20scout] #6576677
07/18/19 10:46 PM
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Looks more like what they used to dig up sod to build their sodhouse walls.

Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576695
07/18/19 11:03 PM
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The handle puts a time frame in perspective.( turn of the century)
The way the handle is protected with a upside protection means it is made for force in lifting.
Peat cutter


if not then a Rocky Mountain Oster chucker much like a Western fish salmon pike thrower.

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Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576731
07/19/19 01:30 AM
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This was on Ebay as an antique peat cutter. It's very similar to the one at the garage sale.

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Did you buy it?

Keith

Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576763
07/19/19 05:57 AM
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Central Florida/ Formerly Ohio
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I'll give you a dollar for it!



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Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576771
07/19/19 06:18 AM
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They are made that way so clay soil doesn't stick to the shovel, probably the same with peat. Has the wider step on top which is nice in clay soils. Used to be very common around here before machines came along. mikc

Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576802
07/19/19 07:27 AM
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Interesting.

Re: What is this [Re: the wife] #6576806
07/19/19 07:30 AM
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potter co. p.a.
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you swing it hard enough it'd work as a castrator.


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Re: What is this [Re: Kre] #6576866
07/19/19 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Kre
It's a pig castrator (someone was going to say it)


Close, it's a PAT castrator!


I have nothing clever to put here.





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