Strainer, wire; D Donald; CT02.4526
Strainer, wireAbout this object
Wire strainer; for straining three wires at once. Embossed: "D Donald, Patented Masterton N.Z."Maker
processed material, metalInscription and Marks
Embossed on handle: "D DONALD / PAT / MASTERTON / N.Z."Measurements
h 80mm x l 360mm x w 175mm
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"Object Type
Hi I'm Also Chasing Details Of When These Were Manufactured?
I was wondering what year the wire strainers were first manufactured.
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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.