Number one. I think it's used for cutting peat.
Number two. Possibly intended to manipulate pipes into place for joining lengths together when laying pipelines?
I don't have any further info as I've been asked about the items I haven't actually seen them.
If you actually know please share, although I'd prefer not have hundreds of guesses.
While No. 1 could be for peat, it looks more like an ice saw from the days when blocks were cut from lakes in the winter and stored to be sold for use in refrigerators.
If you type "ice saw" into Google images you'll find a picture that looks almost exactly like the one you show.
Perhaps it's an ice saw that was repurposed for peat-cutting at some point but, at least here in the USA where there is no peat-cutting, it would be an ice saw.
I'm at a loss for No. 2. Have you tried to do a Google "search by image" yet?
Interesting. Apparently, it would be both a hay and an ice saw according to this...
If you Google "hay saw" or "ice saw" you can find the same picture.
Also ice saws were used in a standing position and as such were typically equipped with very log handles with a wooden "t" bar for a two handed grip. This was untill the gas powered ice saw were introduced. I don't have any but there must be some good old pictures of power ice saw out there.
Last edited by suther51; 08-28-2018 at 04:08 PM. Reason: Done twice done nice
I believe that #1 is an ice saw, used to cut blocks of ice for refrigeration of perishable goods transported by sea. Refigertion chambers were insulated with dryied small leaf sea weed, hence the belief that the instrument was used in the peat industry. Generally peat was sodded to commence the drying process.
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