And today’s quiz is…….

What the heck is this?

One of my favorite gags

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8 Responses to Tuesday

  1. David says:

    Forehead knocker.

  2. Tom B says:

    The next panel is my favorite..

    Oh, and I have no idea what you have on your hand 🙂

  3. Lennart Ramberg says:

    It’s a ‘sail glove’ (Not sure of the English name, but in Swedish: segelhandske) which is a sort of thimble.

  4. Marc Myers says:

    It’s a corn-husking hook! (I’m from Nebraska)

  5. AndyW says:

    Yeah – something for sewing heavy-duty items like canvas. The leather protects your hand from the awl.

  6. Bob says:

    It’s really what Spiderman uses to climb walls

  7. Roland Wells says:

    It’s a corn picking/husking palm. A practiced corn picker (even into the 1930s) walked along a row, next to a wagon with the far side much higher than the near side. This was called the “bang board.” The wagon was often pulled by mules, which were also controlled by the picker.

    In one motion, the picker grabbed the cob and husk, shucked the cob out and tossed it into the wagon. The cob would hit the bang board and drop into the wagon. My dad said a speedy picker could pick a couple wagon loads a day n

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