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rusty hill
05-13-2010, 11:23 AM
I had to have these even though I don't know what they are. I have one with pictures attached. It measures 12" overall and the blade is 14". The sides are tapered like it may have slid into a hold down. Don't know if you can tell from the picture but the blade is iron and has some nice forgings on it.

Thanks for looking and let me know if you have any ideas.

Mitchell Andrus
05-13-2010, 11:41 AM
Rusty.... your first post on the 'Creek is a stumper????

Welcome to the 'Creek anyway.

rusty hill
05-13-2010, 12:10 PM
thanks Mitchell, trying to find my way around it. I'm enjoying it so far.

John Coloccia
05-13-2010, 1:00 PM
I know this is going to sound stupid, but it almost looks like a steering mechanism of some kind. I think the flared ends of the "blade" were actually to keep rope from slipping off. That's my best WAG.

Eric DeSilva
05-13-2010, 1:33 PM
First lawnmower?

rusty hill
05-13-2010, 2:54 PM
that's a good possability. thanks

Bruce Page
05-13-2010, 3:30 PM
Welcome to SMC Rusty.

Itís a medieval torture device. You stick your pinkie through the hole...:eek:

Mitchell Andrus
05-13-2010, 3:36 PM
Welcome to SMC Rusty.

Itís a medieval torture device. You stick your pinkie through the hole...:eek:

I kinda had the same idea......... kinda.
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Norberto Coutinho
05-13-2010, 3:45 PM
I kinda had the same idea......... kinda.
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I think that is a cheap copy of Da Vince first hellicopter. The body ( cabin ) is missing... crashed in the first fly test.:D

Bruce Page
05-13-2010, 3:54 PM
I kinda had the same idea......... kinda.
.

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

Jeff Bratt
05-14-2010, 1:15 AM
You can look over at the "What Is It?" blog - http://55tools.blogspot.com/ - and
1) see if there's anything that looks like what you've got, or
2) submit your photos for possible posting and identification.

I've been looking at Rob's weekly post of strange tools, equipment, and other hardware for years...

Rob Steffeck
05-14-2010, 1:23 AM
Itís a medieval torture device. You stick your pinkie through the hole...:eek:

Don't show that to Steve Gass.

David Prince
05-16-2010, 10:39 AM
The first castration device for sex offenders!:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

Michael Weber
05-17-2010, 8:53 PM
To me, it looks like some kind of extruder. Sausage maybe? The material would be forced through the wooden hole and the turning blade would cut it into the desire length. just a WAG

Bryan Morgan
05-18-2010, 2:26 AM
I know this is going to sound stupid, but it almost looks like a steering mechanism of some kind. I think the flared ends of the "blade" were actually to keep rope from slipping off. That's my best WAG.

I agree. Looks like the piece that goes between horses that pull a wagon. But then, I'm from So. Cal. by the beach... not too many horses out here...:D

Gene Howe
05-18-2010, 9:01 AM
You can look over at the "What Is It?" blog - http://55tools.blogspot.com/ - and
1) see if there's anything that looks like what you've got, or
2) submit your photos for possible posting and identification.

I've been looking at Rob's weekly post of strange tools, equipment, and other hardware for years...

Thanks a lot Jeff. I just spent 30 minutes on that site. Fascinating!
A lot of ingenuity displayed.