Have you ever flipped through one of those country magazines that includes a picture of some old tool and they ask you to guess what it was used for? On Wednesday I was introduced to a funky tool that was found in a resale shop up in Red Feather. I’m hoping that one of our illustrious readers will be able to identify the tool and what it was used for. But before I show it to you, I thought it might be fun to look back at some old photos from Colorado A&M of students with farm equipment.

"Several male students, farm machinery and Case tractor. The building in the background is the Farm Mechanics Building that was constructed in 1905."  -- Text and photo from the Colorado State University Archive (Negative #2190. Farm Mechanics. 3 April 1921)

“Several male students, farm machinery and Case tractor. The building in the background is the Farm Mechanics Building that was constructed in 1905.” — Text and photo from the Colorado State University Archive (Negative #2190. Farm Mechanics. 3 April 1921)

"Five male students studying farm machinery." -- Text and photo from the Colorado State University Archive (Negative #2191. Farm Mechanics. 3 April 1921)

“Five male students studying farm machinery.” — Text and photo from the Colorado State University Archive (Negative #2191. Farm Mechanics. 3 April 1921)

"Equipment for caring for hogs next to a tree." -- Text and photo from the Colorado State University Archive (Negative #2665. Hogs, Animal Husbandry [Equipment]. 1922)

“Equipment for caring for hogs next to a tree.” — Text and photo from the Colorado State University Archive (Negative #2665. Hogs, Animal Husbandry [Equipment]. 1922)

"One woman sitting as she fills a glass bottle with milk from a spigot at the bottom edge of dairy equipment. Three filled glass bottles are on the stool beside her." -- Text and photo from the Colorado State University Archive (Print #4101D. Milk equipment. undated)

“One woman sitting as she fills a glass bottle with milk from a spigot at the bottom edge of dairy equipment. Three filled glass bottles are on the stool beside her.” — Text and photo from the Colorado State University Archive (Print #4101D. Milk equipment. undated)

"Man using a cream separator." -- Text and photo from the Colorado State University Archive (Negative #1369. Cream Separator in action. undated)

“Man using a cream separator.” — Text and photo from the Colorado State University Archive (Negative #1369. Cream Separator in action. undated)

OK. So here is the old farm implement that Judy Jackson found recently. Do you know what it was used for?

Judy poses with the tool.

Judy poses with the tool.

Suzy offers a possible alternative use for the tool.

Suzy offers a possible alternative use for the tool.