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Published August 12, 2010
CONGRATULATIONS TO RUNSILENTRUNDEEP, ERNYOUNG AND WESTCHESTERMIKE WHO ALL GOT THE CORRECT ANSWER AT THE SAME TIME. 
IT'S A TELEGRAPH LINEMANS TOOL THAT WAS USED TO RAISE TELEGRAPH POLES TO SET IN THEIR HOLES. THIS WAS USUALLY A THREE MAN TEAM, ONE DUG THE HOLES AND THE OTHER TWO WOULD RAISE THE POLE WITH THE PIKE AND PLACE IT.
TODAYS GIZZMO IS A WOODEN BOX, 5 INCHES LONG AND 3.5 INCHES SQUARE. THIS WAS MADE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND DIDNT HAVE AN INDUSTRIAL USE. THIS AND SIMILAR DEVICES HAVE BEEN MADE AND USED FOR A COUPLE OF HUNDRED YEARS.
DONT FORGET TO NOTICE THE LITTLE WOODEN WEDGE INSIDE THE BOX...


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