WHAT IS IT?
Dennis Kenny of Winnipeg writes, “I was hoping that you could publish this photo in the What is it? section of your magazine to help us find out what it’s used for. It is made of metal—possibly nickel—and measures about a foot in length.” So, readers—can
CHANGING IT UP
Dan Mazeppa of Edmonton has an answer for last issue’s mystery item submitted by Bruno Pavan of Grand Forks, B.C. “It’s a convenient tool for changing tires on split rims on automobiles prior to 1931,” writes Dan. “It compresses the rim at three points on the outside, using the hooks so a tire can be removed and then used in a reverse mode on the inside to expand the rim onto the tire at three points using the crank. I have one that I used years ago.” Go to ourcanada.ca/what-is-it to identify this issue’s mystery item. Do you have a thingamajig of your own you can’t identify? Send it along and it may appear on this page!