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  1. #1
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    Default antique tile shovel

    when I was a child I cleaned out tile ditches on our farm. I used a long handle tool that was an angled scoop. It dug the lose dirt out of the bottom of the tile ditch so the tile would lay in a rounded bottom of the ditch. I'm now older than that dirt and need to buy another of those tools. I can't figure out what it was called and thus find it on the internet. What are those scoops/shovels called?

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    Default Re: antique tile shovel

    With the advent of PVC and other plastic drain tile it probably isn't made any more. Your best chance would be old farm auctions and antique stores. The last one I used was about 50 years old.

    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: antique tile shovel

    Is it the same thing as a trench shovel? 4 or 5" wide and kind of long. They still make them.

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    Default Re: antique tile shovel

    Never heard of a "tile shovel" but with the resurgence of interest in small-scale blacksmithing I'm sure you can find someone nearby who can make you one!

    Phil

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