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Strainer, wire; D Donald; CT02.4526

Strainer, wire; D Donald; CT02.4526
Strainer, wire
About this object
Wire strainer; for straining three wires at once. Embossed: "D Donald, Patented Masterton N.Z."
Maker Role
Medium and Materials
processed material, metal
Inscription and Marks
Embossed on handle: "D DONALD / PAT / MASTERTON / N.Z."
h 80mm x l 360mm x w 175mm

Subject and Association Keywords
agriculture (general)
Credit Line
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"
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Dan Rae16 Jan 2016 09:25 AM,UTC
Hi I'm Also Chasing Details Of When These Were Manufactured?
trev07 Nov 2015 20:56 PM,UTC
I was wondering what year the wire strainers were first manufactured.
31 Jul 2014 16:19 PM,UTC
Hello there
I'm looking to buy
Phil.27 Aug 2012 09:23 AM,UTC
The strainers are actually used to strain one wire at a time.
In the above picture the top (middle) arm is flipped back and anchored to the strainer post with a short (temporary) wire, the other two arms are then locked onto the fence wire and the unit is ratcheted back and forth via a lever, usually a small hammer that fits into handle, it also has a hole in the head of the hammer which is used to twist the wire once it has been tensioned.

A good but occasionally finicky tool.