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What In The Hell Is That? — 32 Comments

  1. They are upholstery clips for attaching springs together on the seating part of chairs & sofas.

  2. I agree with #4 they are definitely hog rings. You need a special tool that they fit into to clamp them into the hogs nose. Kind of like the rockers of today

  3. they are very much like hog rings but i believe they are used to close burlap bags of feed grain

  4. Hog nose rings. The rings are put in the nose of a hog to keep it from rooting in the soil. When I was a kid, my mother made these in a hog ring factory in Keokuk, Iowa. You can still buy these in a farm supply store.

  5. I’m going with the upholstery staples.
    Or the early American first attempts at belly button rings.

  6. These are copper hog rings, you put them in the hog`s nose to keep them fron rooting under things, usually the fence. I`ve also used them as ties to join two pieces of fencing together.

  7. hog rings clamp them in their nose to keep them from rutting

    They are upholstery clips for attaching springs together on the seating part of chairs & sofas.

  8. These were used at the animal auction yard. They went through animals ear with a number tag on the other side.

  9. Izzy got it – Upholstery clips. The tool is odd looking like pliers with rotating cups with a lip on the cups.

  10. When I was a kid all our hogs had them. Daddy Said they were to keep the hogs from rooting holes in the barn yard, but as I remember the barn yard they didn’t work. But then maybe if the hogs didn’t have them the holes would have been larger. Later in life I’ve used these on upholstery projects. Christmas gifts from visitors to Area 51 is questionable as I have been to Area 51, and there was nothing anything there to attract visitors. No buildings or landing strips on Groom Lake as now shown on Google maps. Maybe Google Photoshoped that stuff in ?p

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