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Old 08-03-2010, 09:58:10 PM
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Once upon a time long time ago Harry showed a picture of a tool that the forum decided was a pig catcher. Now I happen to know that pigs are extremely hard to catch and hold. It is easier to catch a tiger to get the balm out of it to fix your back...... actually tiger balm is no good for your back but by the time you have got it out of the tiger you have forgotten you ever had a sore back!
I am not convinced that tool is a pig catcher. I'll go so far as to say I'll bet a clap of thunder to a gooses fart that it is Not a pig catcher. For a start one size isn't going to fit all. What is the spike object in the centre over the fulcrum for? The part where it has been suggested a wooden handle is attached doesn't look anywhere substantial enough. Plus if you were ever lucky enough to get it on the back leg of a pig and not have it slip off over its trotter then you need one hand to hold the handle and one hand to hold the rope. What do you do then? Call out for Mom?
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Hope it's okay to dredge this up and please move it to whatever classification it is best suited for it.
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:22:10 AM
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My guess is a cattle leader. There is no way that is for pigs.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:10:26 AM
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Hi Trevor,
The inventer, J.H.Eames says that it's a Hog-catcher. Who are we to argue? Patent number 191,575 which you can get to on Google Patents search page. I hope that this helps.

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Old 08-04-2010, 05:46:45 AM
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Well! I can't argue with that! And it is too old for the "hog" to mean a Harley! So how could it have worked? looking at the tips of the tool I wonder if it was designed to pierce the leg where you would normally insert a gimble to hang it? So was it only used on hogs that were fast approaching the bacon ham pork stage? I still reckon you would have to holler for Mom because holding a pigs back leg is only a gymnastic prelude toward a more permanent manoeuvre! I would love to see a video of it in operation. Harry have you got a pig?!
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:41:22 PM
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Not that I've spent much time with four legged hogs, but it would be my guess that one leg of the device goes up each nostril and once inserted you clamp it shut so that you've got the pig by the nose. You could probably check this out yourself with a pair of vice grips to get a similar effect. Let us "Knows" how it goes!!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:21:10 PM
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Someone held this one down!
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Reminds me of a woman I saw at Wal-Mart...
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Reminds me of a woman I saw at Wal-Mart...
Me too. Except the woman I saw didn't have tattoos.... haha
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A ring in the nose and that bull will lead better than a kitten as the sharpened ends of the ring badly hurt his nose if he butts anything such as you or doesn't quickly follow where you lead.
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I'm an over the road truck driver. I've seen many female drivers that look like that some tattooed some not !! And the ones in Wally world have sweat pants on over the tattoos !!


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