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Old 03-13-2014, 08:37 AM   #131
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I concur Oldvine, I think it is a bit of an optical illusion that the centre looks sharper.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:55 AM   #132
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I don't think the middle on is especially sharper. With the slanted side coming from both sides, it just looks sharper.
Earlier in this thread I asked Step:

"Step---- is that middle protrusion sharp in any way---- maybe not knife sharp but enough to cut through 'something'? It looks beveled, is it?"


Step answered:
"The middle part is sharper."


So, 'sharper' doesn't necessarily mean it's knife sharp, just 'sharper' than the outer tines.

Its still not known just how sharp that middle tine is. Step? Time to step up and demystify this one small mystery.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:31 AM   #133
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Actually I am quite serious about the "key" idea.

I have a mental impression of this tool in use.
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:35 AM   #134
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I could only get a partial image....

Attachment 20903

and unfortunately it does not show the keyhole
Oh, piddle!
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:22 PM   #135
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Its still not known just how sharp that middle tine is. ....

From the look of it and comparing to the other items on the picture, I would say that it is not sharp at all, it is I would guess is about 1/16 of an inch, somewhere in the are between 1 and 2 mm. You can definitely see the flat edge in the middle part.
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:28 PM   #136
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Earlier in this thread I asked Step:

"Step---- is that middle protrusion sharp in any way---- maybe not knife sharp but enough to cut through 'something'? It looks beveled, is it?"


Step answered:
"The middle part is sharper."


So, 'sharper' doesn't necessarily mean it's knife sharp, just 'sharper' than the outer tines.

Its still not known just how sharp that middle tine is. Step? Time to step up and demystify this one small mystery.
Still waiting for Step to step up.
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:18 PM   #137
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I sent a link of the pix to my mummy-in-law. She has never seen one, but she wrote, "For some reason It sticks in my mind that it had something to do with butter making. You know making small pats instead of pounds. Let me know if you find out."
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:46 PM   #138
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Hi Everyone,

Can anyone identify this tool?
Isn't that what New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's text message said?
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:16 PM   #139
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Its not sharp like a knife, its 1-2mm narrower than the outer tines. What is the purpose of a key with curved edges besides would it not be an overly simple design? Or was that not a serious idea!
I still think its designed to crush/blend/mash...........
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:56 PM   #140
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Its not sharp like a knife, its 1-2mm narrower than the outer tines. What is the purpose of a key with curved edges besides would it not be an overly simple design? Or was that not a serious idea!
I still think its designed to crush/blend/mash...........
It was a serious idea.
I remember seeing a latch or handle on a walk in freezer one time and the handle was inserted into three slots.
It was pushed into the slots and raised or lowered opening the door.
Then the clerk would take the key away with them for safe keeping.

I remember this, but have no idea as to the origin of these memories.
But something tells me that tool inserts into something to do a mechanical operation? Just taking a stab.
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