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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2017, 08:21:11 AM »
An old craft, predates cars by many orders of magnitude. Related though, in a way.
Googling the item... that adjustable top joint is not so common.
A cartwright's tool?
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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2017, 10:17:58 AM »
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Getting warmer... A simpler method of transportation.

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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2017, 11:10:17 AM »
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Getting warmer... A simpler method of transportation.
Hossless Cartwright?

Or a stand for working on bicycles.
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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2017, 12:38:24 PM »
Certainly something sailing-related.
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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2017, 02:06:11 PM »
Not sailing, an older method of movement. Today, the craftsman might be found on the mall, doubling as a locksmith. Well, don't know if that's the case globally.

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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2017, 01:32:26 PM »

(click to show/hide)

There's a few unrelated bits too, I don't know what the four slugs are, or the flap on the left.


Anyone have picture two?

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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2017, 06:27:07 PM »
Obvious in hindsight. :)

I actually wasn't too far off with my raising stake. Okay, yeah I was far off, but I wasn't too far off.
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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2017, 10:28:03 AM »
Don't know what these are, found them among paper clips, thumb tacks etc. Probably some kind of stationery, fifties sixties or like that. Brass, unmarked.



The sliver of white polystyrene just sneaked into the picture, not related.

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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2017, 11:53:32 AM »
Kinda pointless if you don't know what it is. There should be an opportunity for someone to get a right answer and be confirmed. Otherwise people can post any tiny bit of trash they happen to see.
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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2017, 12:23:51 PM »
Snowshoes for elves.
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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2017, 11:01:45 PM »
Kinda pointless if you don't know what it is. There should be an opportunity for someone to get a right answer and be confirmed. Otherwise people can post any tiny bit of trash they happen to see.
I suppose it depends on whether you see this as a contest asking "who can be the first to get what this is?", or whether you view it as a genuine enquiry asking "guys, I have no clue what this thing I found is - can anyone enlighten me?"

Personally I find the latter way more interesting in the former.
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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2017, 05:05:03 AM »
If someone can guess or knows the right word, there's good chance that there are pictures on the web of similar objects. To compare against.
I've been looking at fahnestock clip, suspender clip, medal ribbon clasp, wood shingle holder (cabin lighting sort) etc, but no luck yet.

The short wide clamp pops open easily, it would not hold heavy objects. Also, I adjust the timeframe, twenties to sixties.

So far the thingys have not been very cool... like the noisys generally are. Anyone got better ones?

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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2017, 10:36:33 AM »
Kinda pointless if you don't know what it is. There should be an opportunity for someone to get a right answer and be confirmed. Otherwise people can post any tiny bit of trash they happen to see.
I suppose it depends on whether you see this as a contest asking "who can be the first to get what this is?", or whether you view it as a genuine enquiry asking "guys, I have no clue what this thing I found is - can anyone enlighten me?"

Personally I find the latter way more interesting in the former.

Fair enough.
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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2017, 12:07:36 PM »
Kinda pointless if you don't know what it is. There should be an opportunity for someone to get a right answer and be confirmed. Otherwise people can post any tiny bit of trash they happen to see.
I suppose it depends on whether you see this as a contest asking "who can be the first to get what this is?", or whether you view it as a genuine enquiry asking "guys, I have no clue what this thing I found is - can anyone enlighten me?"

Personally I find the latter way more interesting in the former.

Well, the OP started this thread with an item he knew the name and use of and showing us only a part of the item to make it more difficult to determine what it was, so he was clearly thinking of it as a contest.
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Re: What's that thingy?
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2017, 03:36:54 AM »
This way I can take part in the contest :)

I dismantled grandpa's pistol, Ortgies 6.35mm, thinking the brass thingy might clamp over the opening of an extra magazine. Or hold it. Nope, does not fit in any way I could think of.

 

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