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#1 DougT ONLINE  

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 04:26 PM

We haven't had one of these in awhile so here goes. This isn't a tractor part but it is a garden tool. I bought this years ago at an old hardware store auction. It was rusty when I bought it but still had a portion of the original tag. All that was readable on the tag was "The Wonder.."This was back before the days of the internet and I wondered for a long time before I found out what it was. It was a good conversation starter at the shows. Finally someone came up and asked what I was doing with the __________. Mystery solved!!  Let the guesses begin!

 

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 04:30 PM

I'm gonna guess something for uprooting a plant,....stakes, something in the ground.  Putting it against the object, you would kick the part sticking out?



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 04:40 PM

Weed puller

Stick it in, turn and pull.



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 04:54 PM

That didn't take long. We're half way there.  Your both right on the fact that it is a weed puller but your both off on how it operates.



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 04:57 PM

You lift up on the part sticking out, squeezes the weed and pull.



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 05:13 PM

You've got the right idea Doug. The weight of the lever holds the jaws open so you can straddle the weed.. You can use the lever to sink it in the ground with your foot. Then you move the handle towards the lever like in this pic. That forces the jaws closed and provides a fulcrum to lift the weed out of the ground. You can do it all without bending over.

 

 

 

 

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 05:14 PM

All right when do I get my $100000000000000000000000000000000000000. prize.



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 05:25 PM

All right when do I get my $00000000000000000000000000000000000000. prize.

 

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 05:26 PM

It looks to me that this is specifically for the tap-root of a dandelion. not a lot of weeds have roots that this would work on. just my 2 cents!



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 05:37 PM

It looks to me that this is specifically for the tap-root of a dandelion. not a lot of weeds have roots that this would work on. just my 2 cents!

 

If it worked good there would probably be more of them around. The guy that originally recognized it mentioned buckhorns. As thin and frail as the lever is I don't think it would have lasted long, especially in hard ground.






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