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271341 Tim Pendleton <tpendleton@g...> 2020‑06‑28 Re: wot' zat iz?
On June 28, 2020, at 1:50 AM, Christian Gagneraud  wrote:

>Hello everyone,
>I've found an interesting auction that definitely looks like a handled
>auger bit, but there doesn't seem to be a twist/cutter. Is it so badly
>rusty that it's completely gone?
>Or is it a very loooong gimlet? That would be very fragile.
>It's made by Cornellius Whitehouse & sons
>See https://www.trademe.co.nz/antiques-
collectables/tools/listing-2680579604.htm
>Chris

Zooming in on the business end of the bit, one photo appears to have marks, or
striations, in a regular helical pattern suggesting an auger bit.  My guess is
an auger that was 'farmerized'.

You could certainly weld another bit on the end, age it properly and smile,
knowing that some future Galoot will be wondering about it.

Tim
Still doing battle with a voracious band of chipmonks that are munching my
garden.

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