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Published July 14, 2010
CONGRATS TO ERNYOUNG FOR THE FIRST CORRECT ANSWER FOR THE RAILROAD INDUSTRY. IN THIS CASE THE TOOL WAS USED TO STRAIGHTEN TIES AND RAILS BEFORE THEY WERE SPIKED.
CONGRATS TO JELLYBEAN TO GUESS FIRST  THE SECOND INDUSTRY... BLACKSMITHING, AND IT WAS USED TO SHAPE LARGE CHAIN LINKS. IN BOTH INDUSTRIES THE TRADE NAME WAS A "JOHNNY.".
TODAYS DEVICE IS ABOUT 10 INCHES LONG AND WAS MADE FOR ONE INDUSTRY FOR ONE PURPOSE. IT WORKED SO WELL IN THIS INDUSTRY MANY OTHERS STARTED TO USE IT. ALLTHOUGH THE ORIGINAL INDUSTRY DOSENT USE IT ANYMORE YOU CAN STILL BUY A MORE MODERN VERSION TODAY. THE DEVICE WAS PATENTED IN THE 1870'S.

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