Firewood or ice hook?

coutufr Posted By coutufr, Aug 13, 2019 at 7:57 PM

  1. coutufr

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    Do you guys think this hook is for moving wood or ice? f0200449565c5129059eb358ff591e99.jpg
     
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    Looks like what the iceman used to deliver Ice to my Grand Mother
    2 blocks every other day. He would give us chips to suck on.
    She eventually got a new-fangled electric icebox (1953)
     
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    It could possibly be a hayhook also. Used for moving small round & square bales.
     
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    Both, it looks just like the hooks I've seen in old local logging photos.
     
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    We always had a couple in the barn or on the baler. It was a lot harder pulling bales up off the baler without one, or pulling bales loose off the wagon.
    One thing to note though, is how stout the point is. Bale hooks seemed to have a narrow point. They could poke into a bale easily, especially ones with crunchy stems. This one has a stout fat point. If the narrow point was stabbed into wood, it could break it off (been there). A stronger taper would stab into wood and let loose without breaking. Letting loose with a twist would be key when stabbing into wood.
     
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    Could it be that they had the narrow and the more sturdy hooks and would use them depending of the situation?
     
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    You are probably correct but as with most things around the farm they were most likely a multi-tool. Here’s a pic of some of Dad’s, I was never allowed to use the big one it was Dad’s.
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    I remember that when I was visiting my cousins one summer in the 90’s , one of them had lost a hook. She had to sleep in the barn that night as her punishment. This tool was quite important to them and my uncle was really mad...
     
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    A couple of the guys around had a leather mitt for the right hand when using it. Coming down on course hay could poke the skin off after a days use. The hooks they had were hand forged and old, with a nice ergonomic feel, light weight, and thin, and could be flicked around with a couple fingers, then grabbed and pulled.
     
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    I think it is forged steel. The handle is ergonomic to my hand. b2347fa780584e9af1766e61c420e3ec.jpg
     
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    Why would an ice hook have only one hook? I think it is meat, hay, wood, etcetera, etcetera....
     
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    Ice Tongs late 1800
    used to carry ice blocks


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    Ice hook late 1800
    used to move ice blocks off stacks of packed ice in icehouse

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    I wonder if that's legal here in NJ for under my front seat? I'm in very rural area, maybe getting a bale for my horse?
     
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    Swap your car for a carriage and you will be legit.
     
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    Or, swap your Earnhardt cap for a pirate's hat and everyone will just smile and wave as you drive by.
     
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    Does look wicked now that I think of it. Funny how no-one thought of that years ago.
     
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    SIG cap;)
     
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    That was the 1890s?
     
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    My cousins had a very severe education and now there is a lot of hate in their family. Everyone are now blaming the second son for the problems he makes to his parents but I know that there’s a lot we don’t know about why he is acting like that. Still I believe he should not look for revenge and respect his parents. I am not in his shoes so I try not to judge.
     
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    I had to reread the thread and I thought I might comment on this. If it is not legal your excuse might work if you have your story straight and keep your comment short.
    The officer might get suspicious if you get confused when he asks you how many horses you have.
     
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    How many horses...? Oh yeah, its a Hellcat engine with 707hp at 6000 rpm and 650 lb-ft torque at 4,800 rpm. Lol...
     
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