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Woodstove damper lever?
 
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Some sort of mould (mold)? For soap, or maybe cheese?  Either that or a grinder/nut cracker?
 
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Grinder/nutcracker is the closest so far. It would most likely be used in a kitchen, and is not part of something, but rather a complete device.
 
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Jordan Holland wrote:Grinder/nutcracker is the closest so far. It would most likely be used in a kitchen, and is not part of something, but rather a complete device.


My mother had an old coffee grinder that was a closed box like that (but not mounted on a wall)-- in Brazil I've seen wall mounted ones, but never a closed box design. Does anything go in or come out?
 
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Tereza Okava wrote:

Jordan Holland wrote:Grinder/nutcracker is the closest so far. It would most likely be used in a kitchen, and is not part of something, but rather a complete device.


My mother had an old coffee grinder that was a closed box like that (but not mounted on a wall)-- in Brazil I've seen wall mounted ones, but never a closed box design. Does anything go in or come out?



Many would have considered this as essential as a coffee grinder in it's day, for sure. It's job could have been done without it (even a rock would have sufficed), but this would have been the Rolls-Royce of it's time.  You could say something does go in and come back out after use, but not as small pieces, but rather as a whole unit.
 
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Ok, so something "large" goes in, and it comes out as a compressed block with the degree of compression based on the number of turns of the handle.

No idea what you'd want to do that to with it mounted on the wall - I compress sausage meat with turns of a handle, but I'd sure not want the juice sliding down a wall!
 
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Jay Angler wrote:Ok, so something "large" goes in, and it comes out as a compressed block with the degree of compression based on the number of turns of the handle.

No idea what you'd want to do that to with it mounted on the wall - I compress sausage meat with turns of a handle, but I'd sure not want the juice sliding down a wall!


No compression. The item is the same size before and after processing, just modified to make it usable.
Another hint is that it contains a magnet...
 
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I had wondered at one time if it was a handle for cranking up the magneto for a telephone, which your comment about the magnet is making me revisit...but the presence of a hinge and the ability to get the same effect using a rock make that seem really unlikely. It's not a really fancy telegraph key, is it? But I don't know anyone who would have had one in their house, and I think you said this was a household object.

This item is a serious challenge!
 
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Is it for rolling cigarettes?
 
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Nope and nope. It's actually a really common item even today, just a fancy version from the days before electricity. It's one of those things that never really needed to be electrified, except for maybe people with arthritis or other issues with hand strength, which I imagine this version would have helped out tremendously with it's long crank handle. I'm surprised no one figured it out while fixing a meal, but then I think a lot of permies are shying away from this type of thing due to some concerns about the true healthiness of the subject matter.
 
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Is it a green bean 'frencher'? Or a salt grinder?
 
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Carla Burke wrote:Is it a green bean 'frencher'? Or a salt grinder?


It does nothing to salt. When I saw "green bean" I thought you had it, but no, it does not "french" them...
 
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Jordan, is it a can opener?
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Anne Miller wrote:Jordan, is it a can opener?


Hey look at that!
 
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Anne Miller wrote:Jordan, is it a can opener?


Yes! I'm surprised no one has seen one before. My grandparents had one, but maybe they were unique, or maybe it's a regional thing. Apparently, modern ones are still in production. Looks like Kevin found the exact model.
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My turn - something I'm thinking about getting, from a local antique shop...
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Is it a washing machine?
 
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I'm thinking more like a butter churn or cream separator type thing?
 
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I found an article explaining how butter churns without paddles work -because that was a question that was bugging me about this thread - and it has a photo of what looks like the same brand of churn.

https://www.webpal.org/SAFE/aaarecovery/2_food_storage/Eggs/Wood_Butter_Churns_1.html
 
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Two apples, this time! Y'all are GOOD!! Funny thing is, the seller actually has it listed as a washing machine! I think he may have been guessing. On the other hand, I bet it would work, even though the loads would have to be very small. The whole thing stands maybe 2.5 ft (30 inches), at most.
 
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Yes, Andrea deserves an apple for that excellent link - amazing how ingenious humans have been to turn mechanical energy into butter in so many different ways!

@ Carla - have you tried it out yet? I recall you have animals that may give milk? Or did you get it just for show?
 
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@ Carla - have you tried it out yet? I recall you have animals that may give milk? Or did you get it just for show?


I didn't get it - just thinking about it - and at $175, thinking is probably all I'll do, lol. But, it was just too cool not to share, here!
 
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This one has had me stumped for a week.  It seems likely to be some sort of clamp, but what does it clamp?  It might clamp over something round/tubular the long way, but that item would need two holes in it.  Meanwhile in the perpendicular direction, the serrated half moon seems to match up with the round end of the U-bold to suggest clamping about a 1" piece of pipe or conduit, but the half-circle "upper" of the two clampy bits doesn't have any sort of matching notch.  I'm sure I'll feel stupid when somebody tells me...
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I think it's a bracket for a television antenna.
 
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I cna't find the specific one you have. but it looks very similar to a Universal U-Bolt and Nest Assembly
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For securing TV antenna to a mast (1.5 in. diameter)
Robust steel construction for lasting use
Easy-to-use standard U-bolt design

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