- Item 18997 - Home-made pulphook, St. Francis, ca. 1920
- Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society
- Item 18997
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This is a home-made pulphook, typical of many tools of the time that can be made in local shops. It appears that this pulphook was made from a digger lag, a devise on potato digging machines to extract potatoes from rows during harvest.Show Details
When worn out, the lags were used for locally manufactured devices such as this pulp hook.
This tool was used to throw four-foot logs onto a pile. The hook is attached to one end of the log and the worker's other hand holds the other end. The hook gives leverage, allowing the worker to toss the log.
The logs were tossed onto trucks or freight cars to be shipped to a paper mill.