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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't have a clue what this tool was made to do. It is too big for a cabbage stomper to make sauerkraut. Maybe a poo stomper for an outhouse. HeHe
Over all length is 93", and head is 4" diameter.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Maybe some kind of crude pipe plunger. If you use it in an outhouse it could double as a weapon to wack critters, or clear spider webs. The last thing I want is a huge spider dangling in my face in the middle of the night. Shocked
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:59 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Utility workers used to hand dig holes for poles, and they had super long tampers for filling the holes.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:15 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

either a pole tamper or a duct rodder for utility company. Probably the former.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm agreeing with a post hole tomper.
Here is mine I made. It is just under 72" long.

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:39 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have pole hole spoons and digging bars. The bars had a chisel point on one end and a tamping foot about 3x4" on the other end. I don't think by the time linemen were putting up power poles that a wooden tamper would have been used, but I could see it being made and used by a farmer to set gate and barnyard posts.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sauerkraut packer. Mom had one to pack kraut into the large crocks. Never did like kraut much.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looks to me like some kind of cannon tamper. ??gm
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I am leaning towards that to.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My first thought was a cannon tamper, made out of wood so no sparks generated from the action.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Don't know, but if you're on the fence between kraut tamper or poo tamper, I think you'd want to make up your mind and go one way or the other. LOL
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I Have crocks from 5 Gal. to 30gal. The handle is 93" long. Most ceilings were not that tall when this tamper was made and there is no way it would work. We have cabbage stompers and they are only 4' long for the bigger crocks.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That is an interesting thought. Something that I never considered.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Did Clinton/Sullivan have artillery? Could it be that old?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool Of The Day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bob, the handle appears to be lath turned. The head hand made. Got me swinging. I got it from my neighbors old barn, many moons ago.
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