Pearl Sutton wrote:Judith: hmm. I wouldn't think so, not with those scoops on it. They look very purposefully designed, and a marlinspike wouldn't need them, would they? Unless they are for a very specific set of ropes you are messing with. I can't prove it, but I'd say not. I have things like marlinspikes that I use, and I wouldn't want scoops on them.
John David Johnson wrote:With renewed interest my mother found a picture of the one we have on pinterest. It was referred to as a marlinspike. No other info though.
Apparently fids are made from wood and metal and marlinspikes are metal only. Appreciate the help in solving the mystery!
Nicole Alderman wrote:My grandparents have moved out of thier home and into a retirment community, and we've been helping to clean up the house and sort through all the various items. My grandfather stored up a TON of tools (enough that we've filled at least 4 toolboxes full of tools. My kids and I all have our own wrenches, screwdrivers, tape measures, socket sets, etc, all from Grandpa's treasure trove of tools!). I'm going to try to get my parents to take pictures of some of the tools that they can't identify.
In the meantime, though, this was found in the attic. Can anyone say what it is?
John David Johnson wrote:I have no idea what this is and my family has been trying to figure it out for a long time - solid brass.
Pearl Sutton wrote:The bearing thing is off center, so it would wobble interestingly if it was spun
Pearl Sutton wrote:Oh, give it a while longer We are puzzled, not up to frustrated yet
A: Is it used in the kitchen?
B: Is it the major part of an item or a minor part of it?
C: Was it for sale in the US or are all us yanks winging it blind?
D: Is the interior accessible?
E: Is what might go in it the important part of ID'ing it?
F: Is the interior watertight?
G: Is the interior airtight?
H: Are the odds high we have seen such a thing before, or is it so obscure we would have never even heard of the concept? (See: Left handed bacon stretcher)
thomas rubino wrote:I'm leaning towards some kind of fruit thingy. We haven't seen the bottom of the lid but If it had slicers F would have shown us. (I hope..)
When I saw the "ST" I assumed it meant "states"
F Agricola wrote:• The correct orientation is in photo No.1 – black top upwards
• The black nipple on the top has 10 small holes
• The six segments on the top do indeed serve a purpose