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It does not measure things, but it is adjustable to different measurements ( in a small range, from 5/8 inch to 2 inches).

Here’s a hint—there’s a rotary blade on that bit that comes through the flat plate part.
 
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Well, it can't be 5/8 to 2 in deep so it must be width. Is it a leather cutter for harness makers?
 
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Close, but not quite. It does cut…something.
 
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I'd say it cuts ribbons &/or bias tape.
 
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The rubber wheels have to pull something slippery, glass, tile?
 
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Carla, you are the closest yet!
 
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Ooh, is it an English Wheel? A tool for forming sheet metal into curved shapes.

Edit: ah, I missed the later replies about it cutting things. Leaving my guess as I think these are cool tools. :$
 
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Luke Mitchell wrote:Ooh, is it an English Wheel? A tool for forming sheet metal into curved shapes.

Edit: ah, I missed the later replies about it cutting things. Leaving my guess as I think these are cool tools. :$


Oooh, never seen an English Wheel before! I gave you an apple for teaching me a new thing.
Thank you :D
 
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Y’all stumped? Would you like another hint?

It’s got a Canadian patent, but was made in South Portland, Maine. I know that because it’s embossed into the bottom side of the unpainted deck,along with what this item is called.
 
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I'll wait for everyone else to figure out what this rotary cutter is first. I found something else that's bizarre that I want people to guess what it is later.
 
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The weird cutter is a Rigby Model B and has something to do with rug hooking. The people on the web want $275 for it (probably US $).  It's clearly for cutting wool, but it's nothing like the wool cutter that my Mom had for rug hooking 40 years ago.
 
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Jay Angler wrote:The weird cutter is a Rigby Model B and has something to do with rug hooking. The people on the web want $275 for it (probably US $).  It's clearly for cutting wool, but it's nothing like the wool cutter that my Mom had for rug hooking 40 years ago.



I looked up rigby model b cutter and apparently it is for cutting strips of fabric to use for making rag rugs. So it could be helpful for rug hooking, crochet, or even knitting I suppose. I make crochet seat cushions or rugs from used t shirts. This machine would presumably be faster than my present method using scissors but a lot pricier ;)
 
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Jay Angler wrote:The weird cutter is a Rigby Model B and has something to do with rug hooking. The people on the web want $275 for it (probably US $).  It's clearly for cutting wool, but it's nothing like the wool cutter that my Mom had for rug hooking 40 years ago.



I just learned about Rug Hooking this past Saturday. Apparently this craft significantly predated latchhooking and the resulting rug is much sturdier.
 
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Here is my weird object that I found. If anyone can come up with a practical purpose for it let me know. The object is three feet tall and feels like it's made of some kind of plastic.
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That's one heck of a funnel!  

1. Does that upper section act like a weird lid?
2. Do the two lower sections separate?


The lower part is the wrong shape to turn it into a solar cooker - it looks like the curve is backwards from what you'd need!
If it was *just* the lower section, I'd say it was the base for a glass table, but then it wouldn't have that separate upper  section.
From the surroundings, I'd say it's about 18" across - do you agree?
 
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Jay Angler wrote:That's one heck of a funnel!  

1. Does that upper section act like a weird lid?
2. Do the two lower sections separate?


The lower part is the wrong shape to turn it into a solar cooker - it looks like the curve is backwards from what you'd need!
If it was *just* the lower section, I'd say it was the base for a glass table, but then it wouldn't have that separate upper  section.
From the surroundings, I'd say it's about 18" across - do you agree?



This thingy is all one piece. It's actually wider than 18 inches, at least two feet. It's definitely more useful as a funnel than its intended purpose. You're not far off with at least one of the guesses in your answer though.
 
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Looks like some sort of rope guide or bollard. Not sure how it would attach (central pole?) or how durable it would be though. My other suggestion is an electrical insulator, for overhead cables.
 
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No idea of its original function but I would put it in the garden as a cool sculptural object. You could put a pole in the middle which would peg it down in case of wind and also support something else, maybe another sculpural piece or a solar light or a vining plant.
 
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I like the sculpture idea, I'd put a frog on it and paint it as an odd toadstool :)

Looks like it may have been a base for a patio umbrella. Neat thing! I like it :D
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:I like the sculpture idea, I'd put a frog on it and paint it as an odd toadstool :)

Looks like it may have been a base for a patio umbrella. Neat thing! I like it :D



Patio umbrella stand is definitely close for this bizarre object's intended function. At least when turned convex side up, it would be more useful as a patio umbrella stand than what this thing was made for.
 
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Ryan: requested hint: what orientation was it made to be used in?

It really is a neat thing, I'd have dragged it home if I found it someplace.
 
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It would make a nice contemporary fountain.
 
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Floor lamp base?
 
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Found it (zoomed in on the writing - is that a cheat?)

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It's a crap chair!
 
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Nancy Reading wrote:It's a crap chair!


A FART FUNNEL!
Inquiring minds want to know..... does it amplify?
 
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Nancy Reading wrote:It's a crap chair!


A FART FUNNEL!
Inquiring minds want to know..... does it amplify?



This is definitely a case of form over function here in this goofy design.

I keep thinking pottery when I look at this thingy so there must be some way to modify it into a slow-turn pottery wheel.
 
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Inquiring minds want to know...have you actually sat in this thing and how was it?

Doesn't look like a chair one could fall asleep in, for sure!

Mind you, people in my household have been known to sit in wheelbarrows in the garden - tilt it down so the handles are on the bottom and then sit on the side of the tray. Probably a lot less tippy than that chair!
 
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My mom has sat in one once, she didn't remember till they were ID'd as a chair. She said they weren't bad, not something she would fall asleep in.
 
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I did a cheat also, but a different way, as I was having trouble figuring out how the top view vs the bottom view interacted. If I was given one for free, I'd truly consider cutting it into two bits and sticking a table top on the hour-glass shaped part. I'm not sure I want people spinning chairs around in the house!
 
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It said on one of the links I found that they were made by rotational moulding. If that is the case they are probably hollow and the funnel and the outer shape could be cut apart and used separately, which makes more options perhaps.
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