Do you know what this mystery tool was used for from the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum collection?
Jennifer Royer, curator of the Landis Valley Museum, says the artifacts are about 2.8 inches high, 6.5 inches long, and 2.7 inches wide.
Send your guess to Mary Ellen Wilson firstname.lastname@example.orgPlease include “Antique Toolbox” in the subject line or mail it to Mary Ellen Wright / Antique Toolbox, LNP Media Group, PO Box 1328, Lancaster, PA17608-1328.
Important: Include your full name and the town you live in in your guess. The deadline for guessing is Monday, April 11th. The correct answer will be published on Friday, April 22nd at LNP and Lancaster Online.
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Last Month’s Mystery Tool: Wooden Meat Scraper
Some of our readers knew that the February Mystery Tool, also from the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum collection, was a wooden meat scraper.
Royer says this is a slaughter tool used to scrape the intestines of slaughtered animals.
It cut through the grease and other residues found in the meat, Royer says.
Ronda Bretz of Mannheim says he owns a version of this tool, but she is made of bone.
• Dramore: Charles Addams.
• East Hempfield Township: Roger Thornton.
• Efrata: Barbara Sensenig.
• Lancaster: James Zinc.
• Lititz: John Zinkand.
• Mannheim: Ronda Bretz.
• Line Holes: June Grove.
• Strasburg: Elizabeth Ganion.
•• Best guess: Tools for scraping mud from horseshoe, pushing trees into pots and saws, throwing pottery sticks, trying and repairing socks, corn stalk scrapers, bed ropes A tool to tighten.
Antique Toolbox: Can you identify this object from the Landis Valley Museum collection? | Antiques
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