Any clues what this might be?

Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:58 am

Finally getting around to clean out the back house on the lot where the house burned down and was flooded..... :|

My Grandparents lived there from the mid 70's until the mid 80's and my aunt lived there until the early 2000's. Anyhow finding some interesting stuff like her tax return from 1944 for $1200.

Not sure what these two items are for, anyone have any ideas?

This first thing if you look on the top it has round knob that can be screwed down, presumably to prevent it from closing. You can open and close it without touching the screw. It can spin on the base on a pin. Says "Made in Italy" on the bottom.

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This looks like it might be for putting on a counter edge....

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Re: Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:24 am

Well.... Saturday morning brain teasers!

The first one I'm going to guess is a clothes dryer. Expand for more mittens!

The second item looks like it would attach to the edge of a table then allow a bag to be clothes pinned such that the bulk of the bag drops through the hole. Then as you separate whatever, the good ones go in the bag. (It's either that or an emergency toilet for Sponge Bob Square Pants)
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Re: Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:32 am

1) Umbrella type yarn winder/swift
2) I have no idea
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Re: Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:48 am

Freddy wrote:
The first one I'm going to guess is a clothes dryer. Expand for more mittens!


I was thinking it might be something along those lines but other that drying mittens or socks I don't see how it could be.
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Re: Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:50 am

Wanna Bee wrote:1) Umbrella type winder/swift


I think we have a winner considering she had about 100 crochet needles. :D

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Re: Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:31 am

:rofl: :rofl: :surrender: :rofl: :notworthy:

Freddy wrote: (It's either that or an emergency toilet for Sponge Bob Square Pants)


OMG that right there is funny, I dont care who you are.
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Re: Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:13 am

Wanna Bee wrote:1) Umbrella type yarn winder/swift


Well... I was right about it being a mitten holder.... it's just very early in the life of the mittens! :)
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Re: Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:48 am

The second one does attach to your counter/kitchen table. It is for holding round objects, like watermelon or turkey, while you carve it.
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Re: Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:20 am

It's not that big though, 12in. X 8in., the hole is 5 1/2 on all sides.

The little gray circles are little rubber feet.
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Re: Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:22 am

Cans! Its to hold cans! (just guessing...)

Richard S. wrote:It's not that big though, 12in. X 8in., the hole is 5 1/2 on all sides.

The little gray circles are little rubber feet.
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Re: Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:27 am

Now you got me thinking what could be round that would fit in there.
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Re: Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:08 am

2) is a clamp on iron rest.
Clamps to the back of your ironing board supports you steam iron in either direction.

I knew that looked familiar, when I was young my mom ironed ever piece of clothing in the house. Including underpants, wonder what "medicine" the doctor had her on. :D


http://bisselsteamer.info/2013/polder-9 ... iron-rest/
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Re: Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:21 am

Those meds would of been called pride, unconditional love & being one hell of a good Mom ;)
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Re: Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:27 am

Absolutely,

Sure sounds funnier my way though :P
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Re: Any clues what this might be?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:32 am

Well that solves that mystery. :D Now I have to find some more objects, they made for some interesting discussions last night over a few beers.
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