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    What is this?

    Post by jholl72 on Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:20 pm

    Picked a bunch of items today and the guy threw in one of these. It’s C broad arrow marked but I don’t know what it is lol[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]



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    Post by jholl72 on Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:21 pm

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    Post by pylon1357 on Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:06 pm

    I thought it was a plumb bob but there seems to be no place to attach a string.


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    Re: What is this?

    Post by jholl72 on Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:42 pm

    I had thought that too, there’s a shallow groove at the top of it that may have worked. The guy I picked it up from had 6 of them in different styles.
    I got it for free as a throw in with the other stuff I bought.
    I took it as a curiosity.


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    Re: What is this?

    Post by BAP on Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:45 pm

    What's it made of? Looks somewhere between wood and rubber/plastic. It also looks like it's made in two parts given the joint just below the wide end. Does the 'cap' open or screw off?
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    Re: What is this?

    Post by qsamike on Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:08 pm

    Could it be a wedge for the splicing of wire rope on board a ship.....
    There would be a set of different sizes, lengths and widths.....

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    Re: What is this?

    Post by jholl72 on Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:12 pm

    It is one piece of solid wood. Nothing spins off or moves at all.
    The guy said he was told it was from a war game set or RCAF table like with the plane models on it showing positions.


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    Re: What is this?

    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:17 am

    That is an odd piece...glad I'm not the only one who finds them Wink


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    Re: What is this?

    Post by ypres on Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:40 pm

    I believe it may be something called a Turnpin. It was used by plumbers to splay one pipe open so it would fit a connecting section of pipe. I think they where used on lead and copper piping. I tried a google search that pulls up images which look very similar.

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