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

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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!

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