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."


D Donald

Maker Role


Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand

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"

Object Type


Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Dan Rae 16 Jan 2016 09:25 AM,UTC

Hi I'm Also Chasing Details Of When These Were Manufactured?

trev 07 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.