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Old 09-27-2007, 04:06 PM   #4231
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..........man, these Rookies can be tough................
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:45 PM   #4232
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the wheel looks to have a groove in it, does a guide wire go in there?
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:50 PM   #4233
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Man, I thought this would be easy for my first time out. Ok - here's what we got - it's less than a foot long, it's a tool, has nothing to do with cooking, the 'handle' on the left side is removable, the groove in the wheel does not guide a wire, but it does contain a silk thread -- next hint -- it did not originate in the US of A .......... next?
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:57 PM   #4234
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Is it used for stitching footwear?
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:09 PM   #4235
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Does it run some type of yarn or string or ply through the concoction that is present--such as it may "dye" it or coat it?
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:10 PM   #4236
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It's used to process silkworm cocoons.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:11 PM   #4237
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Sorry, I also meant to add "fur" to the above far-out observation.
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:01 PM   #4238
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i'd like to know what the roundish thing in the middle is and what it's filled with.... but i guess if I knew that i would probably have a pretty good idea of what it is :)

sticking with the sewing theme - is it a tool [antique perhaps] to wind bobbins or wind thread, yarn, etc?
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:19 AM   #4239
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the removable part is called a prin, it works with an end feed shuttle, when the prin (bobbin) is fully wound.
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:09 AM   #4240
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Buck - not for footware
Andy and YT - good guesses - way wrong, but good oh, Andy M - it's not ash, but close

Hmmmmmm - very observent, expatgirl

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