Can you identify this tool?

fgilles02420(z6 MA)August 15, 2011

Need help in identifying this agricultural tool:

http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/fpgill/?action=view&current=tool.png

(OK, OK, I'm trying to win an 'identify this tool' contest to win a gift certificate for a knitting pattern site. I know zilch about tools.)

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loger_gw

Did the Photobucket link open for you? It d/n open for me. They can be challenging to open at times. loger

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 10:51AM
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fgilles02420(z6 MA)

OK, lets try this in flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/feltedfriends/6045604737/in/photostream

Here is a link that might be useful: mystery tool

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 11:29AM
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loger_gw

That appears to be a nail-bar or pry-bar by some. Can you show good close top, side and front views? The view and size is restricting. loger

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 4:16PM
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baymee(LehighValleyPA)

I'd say it's a variation of a slating tool, for slate roofs.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 8:45PM
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fgilles02420(z6 MA)

I'm sorry - I don't have the actual tool, just a photo! It is supposed to be an "agricultural tool".

Is the diamond shaped hole likely just for hanging it up?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 9:17PM
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loger_gw

The diamond area is used for pulling nails if you search nailbars related to crowbars. I will win the cake!! loger

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 10:13PM
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fgilles02420(z6 MA)

Thank you, loger. Is it some kind of combination tool - do you know what the hook at the end would be used for?

    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 9:15AM
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loger_gw

Pulling or lifting nailed boards (to rem nails) if it's a nail bar. The hook is thicker looking than some today. The other end would have a "V" in it for lifting nails and pulling boards. loger

    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 9:39AM
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andyma_gw

Wild guess, its a tool for removing horse shoe nails and generally cleaning up the hoof

    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 12:17PM
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mtngardener

It looks like a tool used in bee keeping. The sharp edges are for cleaning up the hive, and the hook end is for lifting the trays or whatever they are called. The hook is called the frame lifter. Search for bee keeping tools and you 'll find this still available.

Here is a link that might be useful: frame lifter

    Bookmark   January 1, 2014 at 10:34PM
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