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Forum topic by woodcox posted 06-17-2013 02:01 AM 843 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-17-2013 02:01 AM

We went to mimi’s cafe in here in Salt lake city for my father’s day brunch and I came across this in their lobby. Looks pretty old. Imbeded in the top are chip sharpened rocks in rows, near the end are a couple iron rods looped back into the top. As you can see the right side has been sawn to a slope. I’ve been there on multiple occasions for years and never noticed it. Everyone was in a hurry to leave so I didn’t have much time to look. Anyone know what it is? I asked the hostess but she had no idea.

Please excuse poor phone pictures.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#1 posted 06-17-2013 02:28 AM

threshing board.

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#2 posted 06-17-2013 03:37 AM

Thank you joe, I had to wiki. There it said they are still used to this day in one form or another.
It looks as this one is has been turned into a table. It is used to seperate grain and stock by being dragged by livestock in circles and figure eights over the harvest piles.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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