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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What's the Item Underlined in Red?

What is this item from an early 19th century estate settlement in Ohio?


  1. A Clevice, used on a farm to hook a chain to something else, like a wagon or a tractor.

  2. One Clevice

    It is used on tractors, also sometimes spelled clevis. It is a connector piece for something that is hauled.

  3. One Clevice is what it is.

    Thanks guys for giving more than just a transcription--I'm certain that there were some who wouldn't know what a clevice was without Googling it. We'll have to post some more unusual items in the future.