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Old 05-22-2008, 12:08 PM   #8821
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Is it an old plumbing tool?
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:59 PM   #8822
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Nope, nothing to do with plumbing.

Here's a close-up of one of the ends.

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Another hint: This particular model dates back to the 19th century.
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:07 PM   #8823
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IS it used with food?
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:10 PM   #8824
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Nope, nothing to do with food.
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:18 PM   #8825
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Plumies, what's your address? I'm sending over my camera.
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Old 05-22-2008, 01:19 PM   #8826
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Are you refering to the crappy photo? hehe. I can't take credit for it. It's not my picture.
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:54 PM   #8827
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shoe horn on one end and boot strings attacher. lol

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Old 05-22-2008, 03:10 PM   #8828
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Interesting guess, babetoo, but not that either.

How about another hint or two?

The use of the "things" that this tool made began to fade around 1850 (which eventually rendered this tool useless). There were 2 reasons: 1) new and better items were being developed, and the primary reason 2) children were no longer being taught the skill to make the "things" in public schools.

This model is just one of many in its class.
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:15 PM   #8830
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It was used to make corn cob pipes.
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