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Old 12-09-2012, 05:31 PM   #1
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Help Antique Tool Identification


my friend found this tool under an old mans house 25 years ago and has no idea what it is. it weighs about 6 lbs and is solid cast iron. any help is apreciated.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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It is not a tool. it is a sculpture. Did you paint it?

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Old 12-09-2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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no i didnt paint it, thats how he found it
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its a stapler. screw that thing down and presto, stapled.
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Somebody painted it.
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Obviously it's a doohickie.
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It's a repainted duck decoy
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Its an art deco duck decoy that had severe limitations floating on a pond.
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That, is a cobbler's anvil. Used for stretching and hammering nails into the soles of shoes and such.
The lower portion is used for pressing the tongues, etc.

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It is none of what yall sayin.
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Is it used to seperate something.....



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A mole plough? Excavator tooth?
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That, is a cobbler's anvil. Used for stretching and hammering nails into the soles of shoes and such.
The lower portion is used for pressing the tongues, etc.

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yeah I was gonna guess shoe stretcher
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I will post a link to a video of it so you can see.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjDb...e_gdata_player
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Is it used to remove material.....


Be nice to see a shot of the bottom ......

The one area of the object in question you have not shown.....


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its a reject droid prop from star wars
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begs the question why did your friend steal it from the old mans house?
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He didn't steal it.
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Is it a hula hoop?

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