I am making a photo book for my father-in-law that will catalog and describe his old farm tools. He grew up in rural Oletha, Texas during the 1950s and 60s. He has several old tools that belonged to his father and grand-father, who were both farmers. I am interesting in finding out as much as possible about each tool: the official name, some historical or geographical facts, what they were used for, and any other information about them. I know a tiny bit about some of them, but any more information would be most appreciated!!!
Item 1: a scale of some sort
Item 2: a weed whacker???
Item 3: an old wedge? what used for?
Item 4: what is this, and why the weird shape?
Item 5: a long type of saw. What is it called?
Item 6: a twine spool, what would this be for?
Item 7: a long, VERY heavy bar. Name, what used for?
Item 8: Long saw? What used for, what called?
Item 9: A farm hoe? Any experience/stories with this?
Item 10: no idea what this is. For a plow?