One of the most-used hand tools on a farm were the pitch forks. Above are three styles of forks. The 5-pronged fork on the left was used for handling medium texture material such as manure in bedding. The 3-pronged fork was used for hay and straw. The 10-pronged fork was used largely for handling eared corn and relatively fine textured materials.
The strap-hinge in the photo above, was the most common hinge found on the farm.
Provided by Dorothy Bayes