I used to do guess what posts every so often. Always on Fridays. And I always revealed the answer on Monday.
It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these posts. In fact, it’s been more than a year. I’m doing one today, but it’s a bit different.
You see, I don’t know what this is.
We uncovered it in the garden.
It’s metal (obviously heavily rusted). It has a hole in the rounded end.
Anyone know what this might have been used for?
I am guessing a tine or “tooth” for a plow?
That was what I was thinking.
Tooth for a Sickle Bar mower!
I’m not familiar with a sickle bar mower. I’ve done some googling, and some of the teeth look very similar.
It is a tooth off of a tractor’s bucket. Now a days they slip on but old ones had a bolt (hence the hole)
I’ve seen them on the front edges of buckets.
I was going to say a garden tool, so pretty close, but I’m sure you have your answer above.
I think so too.
I agree with Marie above. Tooth for a Sickle Bar mower. If you look closely at the first picture the edges of the tooth are serrated. This was designed to better hold a sharp edge as the the sharp edge of the blade’s teeth would back and forth under the tooth.
Two in favour of sickle bar mower. And you sound much more knowledgeable than me! Thanks for sharing the answer.
My parents have an antique Sickle Bar mower in their yard. I am 99.9% sure it is from a sickle bar mower. They also have a newer operational one. Some of the older ones had teeth that were attached in pairs or single teeth like this one. I agree that the serrated tooth is what gives it away to be a mower and not for digging. I don’t think a tractor tooth or a plow tooth would be serrated.
From the googling I did, I have to agree that this tooth looks very sickle-bar-esque.