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A friend of mine posted this image on Facebook. I had no idea what it was when I first saw it.
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Looks like a U-joint with some bearing rollers missing.
 
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my brain says : I think thats a U-joint?
 
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Both answered correctly. I thought this was a broken candle wreath when I first saw it. Here is another picture.
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2 apples awarded for correct identification, because I'm in a weird mood :D
 
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Looks like a grinder but with a weird piece on the outside of the end of the auger
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Yes - that's a meat grinder. I'm currently borrowing one looking just like that while hubby decides whether he can repair my electric one. The front "weird piece" is one of the slicing pieces. Not sure how else to describe it.
 
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Apple for Jay Angler :)
 
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I picked up stuff out of a 25 cent bin without looking close, got them home, and neither are what I expected they were.
Sharpie is for scale.
4 sets of the black things. Elastic, adjustable, plastic triangle in the middle to connect them, suspender clips at the end of about 6 inch long elastic straps.

And these rings, I saw the different sizes in the bag, thought hey came apart for curtains. They don't. The two sets pictured, brassy looking, too short to be curtain tie backs, too heavy to be jewelry.

I thought I had a set of suspenders and curtain rings.
What did I buy? I'm puzzled!!

 
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The 4 trios of straps are sheet keepers. One goes on the exact corner, then one to the side and one to the end of the fitted sheets, under the corners of the mattress, to keep it on. The rings... I dunno
 
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I have no idea what the set of 4 mini-suspenders are intended for, but I know what I'd use them for - put 1 end on your table cloth and the other two connect to each other around the table leg, one for each corner and the cloth will stay in place.

Since that's what *I* would do, more practically, I'm wondering if they're to keep an extra pad in place on a bed or something.

Aha! I was just typing this when Carla's reply came in - well done Carla!
 
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Sheet thing makes sense. Apple for that!!

Still have the ring things to ID, y'all!!


Edit: like this!!
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:I was at Cracker Barrel and looking at all the cool stuff on the walls. In a glass front display (which is why the pics are bad) full of building tools I saw these. The adjustable jawed plier things I can see how they'd work, but what were they used for?



And this pic is bad, but take a hook shaped tool, and roll the tip backwards... What would that be for? Didn't seem to have any of the edges sharpened.



Hoping someone knows, these puzzled me.
:D



On the top picture I am going to say another picture at 90 degrees to this one is needed.  The jaws look too long for a saw set.  If it is 3 fingers with one coming up between the other 2 it is the corrogator/ shrinker for sheet metal work.  It was used for doing things like stove pipe that one fit inside the other.
 
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C. Letellier: apple for that, that makes sense!
I can't get another picture, it's on the wall of a restaurant 300 miles from here.
Stove pipe crimper fits in well with the other tools that it was with.
Thank you!
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C. Letellier wrote:

Pearl Sutton wrote:I was at Cracker Barrel and looking at all the cool stuff on the walls. In a glass front display (which is why the pics are bad) full of building tools I saw these. The adjustable jawed plier things I can see how they'd work, but what were they used for?



And this pic is bad, but take a hook shaped tool, and roll the tip backwards... What would that be for? Didn't seem to have any of the edges sharpened.



Hoping someone knows, these puzzled me.
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The bottom one is for trimming hooves. I can't remember the name of the tool but I have a modern one with a plastic handle in storage with my horse gear.

 
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It's just called a hoof knife. No idea how I came to forget something so simple. Here's a link that shows how it is used.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ--WT58Kak

 
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   Those creepy looking pliers with the faintly recognizable dragon scale-like motif on the one handle, I want to say was used in dentistry?

...Pretty sure my Grandpa used to chase us grandkids around with many similar looking items when the tooth fairy was closing in on us! Haha!

 Many folk would travel for days-
even traversing state lines back during the Depression days,
just to have my Grandpa pull thier teeth-

So I guess he was pretty good a it....

 Yet, he was
ne'er fast enough
to catch us kids
once those creepy pliers
would show up !!!


 
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Still wonder what those interlocked rings are...
This one  I know technically what it is, but what was it made for?

I got a 25 foot long roll and a 12 foot long piece of Flexible Aluminum Conduit.
The web page for it is https://www.southwire.com/wire-cable/flexible-conduit/alflex-type-rwa-reduced-wall-aluminum-flexible-metal-conduit/p/FC11
It's 2.5 inches in diameter. What would this stuff that big be used for? Me being me, I have some wild ideas for what I can do with it, solar stuff comes to mind, but I'm wondering what it was meant for in case I can get more ideas that way. If it's just wire conduit, 2.5 inch diameter is some serious amounts of wire.

Anyone know more about this stuff?

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Roll and a half of it


2.5 inch diameter, in my hand for scale
 
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Yes, that would be for a serious wiring job! It's probably more industrial than home scale would be my guess. Hubby says it's for taking individual wires, and making up your own cable, rather than buying a wire that already has something like the black wire, white wire plus ground all surrounded by a sheath of plastic.

So, back to the ring things! My subconscious still insists they're napkin holders (I asked it the first time you posted the picture). You should be able to "stack" the large rings, then the small rings will separate around it. I'm thinking they were in style in about the '70's? I'll swear I've seen them before, and wondered then what they were and that was the answer I was given. I tried looking on the web, but they're not nice enough to deserve the label of "vintage".
 
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Jay Angler wrote:Yes, that would be for a serious wiring job! It's probably more industrial than home scale would be my guess. Hubby says it's for taking individual wires, and making up your own cable, rather than buying a wire that already has something like the black wire, white wire plus ground all surrounded by a sheath of plastic.


At 2.5 inch diameter, you could put 8 garden hoses in it :) I've used the small diameter stuff before, but this is huge.

So, back to the ring things! My subconscious still insists they're napkin holders (I asked it the first time you posted the picture). You should be able to "stack" the large rings, then the small rings will separate around it. I'm thinking they were in style in about the '70's? I'll swear I've seen them before, and wondered then what they were and that was the answer I was given. I tried looking on the web, but they're not nice enough to deserve the label of "vintage".


I didn't see you say that, sorry, just tried, I can't make them do anything like that. The small rings end up on each side, and there's zero stability. I can force them to sit like that, but they default to a sloppy pile if you aren't actively holding them. I stuffed a bandanna in it, doesn't hold it for squat. I think I recall the things you mean, but these ain't them.

Some days my weird brain buys or finds strange stuff! :D
 
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My husband was an electrician; he said  the same thing, its for making up a wiring cable for say, a small business that has a lot of wiring to it for different floors/applications.

Me, I would see about using it to help divert rainfall into a small water pond/feature  or to a  rainfall capture system, or use it as the arms and legs for a Halloween robot  sculpture....
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:

Jay Angler wrote:Yes, that would be for a serious wiring job! It's probably more industrial than home scale would be my guess. Hubby says it's for taking individual wires, and making up your own cable, rather than buying a wire that already has something like the black wire, white wire plus ground all surrounded by a sheath of plastic.


At 2.5 inch diameter, you could put 8 garden hoses in it :) I've used the small diameter stuff before, but this is huge.

So, back to the ring things! My subconscious still insists they're napkin holders (I asked it the first time you posted the picture). You should be able to "stack" the large rings, then the small rings will separate around it. I'm thinking they were in style in about the '70's? I'll swear I've seen them before, and wondered then what they were and that was the answer I was given. I tried looking on the web, but they're not nice enough to deserve the label of "vintage".


I didn't see you say that, sorry, just tried, I can't make them do anything like that. The small rings end up on each side, and there's zero stability. I can force them to sit like that, but they default to a sloppy pile if you aren't actively holding them. I stuffed a bandanna in it, doesn't hold it for squat. I think I recall the things you mean, but these ain't them.

Some days my weird brain buys or finds strange stuff! :D



Pearl, could they be curtain tiebacks? It is hard to judge the size but either the whole thing could loop around with the links at the two ends fitting over a hook, or if they are much smaller they could be part of a larger tieback with a bit of macrame or some fancy rope.
 
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Pearl, could they be curtain tiebacks? It is hard to judge the size but either the whole thing could loop around with the links at the two ends fitting over a hook, or if they are much smaller they could be part of a larger tieback with a bit of macrame or some fancy rope.


They could be part of something, but they are way too short to tie back anything.  I took another pic.. when you try to set it like a tie back, I could get one finger easy in the space, not two fingers. So taht would be VERY lightweight drapes.
Part of something, possibly.

 
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Kinda like this?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/807087064/wooden-ring-chain-curtain-tieback-a-mix

I saw another version of this on pinterest where they only had a few rings and the ends were fabric. Couldn't figure out how to copy a link.
 
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Maybe you bought two sets of knuckledusters! LOL.
 
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Possible they had fabric...

They don't even make good knuckledusters, tried them :D

Odd little things!

 
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I think I know w3hat these are;  I remember seeing pant suits, in the 70's, that had fabric tabs on the side, and something like these were used between the fabric tabs to help define the waist area....
 
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Kim Huse wrote:I think I know what these are;  I remember seeing pant suits, in the 70's, that had fabric tabs on the side, and something like these were used between the fabric tabs to help define the waist area....


Oh interesting. That could well be!

 
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Kim Huse wrote:I think I know w3hat these are;  I remember seeing pant suits, in the 70's, that had fabric tabs on the side, and something like these were used between the fabric tabs to help define the waist area....



I wondered if they were clothing related. They would look nice incorporated into something like a tank or halter top. Or swimsuit.
 
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I know what I use these for, and why I bought another, but what is it made for? Part of a coffeepot or something?

They fit perfectly on a pan I have and make excellent small steamers. Also make good strainers for some things. And they are great for weighting down to compress liquids out of some solid foods. They fit well with my pans, bowls etc, get used for a lot of odd purposes.



Edit: I was asked size... it's 5.5 inches diameter.
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Bottom strainer part to a French coffee press; I had one several years ago that used one like this; close match here: https://tinyurl.com/4848vbj6
 
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Some of y'all more experienced people may recognize this.
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Is that a car window winder? If so, it is by far the fanciest I have ever seen.
 
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Andrea Locke wrote:Is that a car window winder? If so, it is by far the fanciest I have ever seen.


No, but that would be a nice retro-fit. It would be at home in a latter Model T, chronologically speaking. This item would typically be used in a particular room in a house, typically mounted to a wall. (The picture needs to be rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise; I couldn't get it to post right.)
 
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It looks like a hinge at the bottom as the pictures is oriented - does it open up?

About what's the size?
 
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When you turn the handle, does a bell ring?
 
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It hinges, but no bell.
 
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Does it operate a flush toilet?
 
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Kenneth Elwell wrote:Does it operate a flush toilet?


No, and the bathroom is definitely not the room of a house where this would be used.
 
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