Earlier in the summer, I was strolling around Wahoo, Nebraska, killing time waiting for my grandson’s baseball game to start. At the eastern end of Main Street is a large building for sale: “D. R. Phelps Lumber & Coal Co. 1900 – 1944”.
Being an interested buyer (nosy), I decided to give it a closer look. The aging building had a fresh coat of paint on it and the structure looked really solid; i.e. no sagging beams, sinking foundation, etc. I couldn’t imagine it had been closed since 1944. I walked around the back to see what it looked like (you don’t want to buy a pig in a poke).
I found this old farm wagon with steel wheels and a tractor-like seat at the front, which told me it was pulled by horses. At the rear of the wagon was a rack of “spikes” that rotated around an axle as the the wagon moved forward. The spikes were about 8-10″ long and too narrow to plow, looking more like a rake of some sort. What is this thing?
Thought for the Day: It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. Albert Einstein