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What is this for? Mystery object

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Ian Parkin15/05/2018 08:48:27
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On a local forum someone wants to know what this is ?image.jpeg

Frances IoM15/05/2018 09:23:29
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man trap? - didn't these actually try to break a limb by striking with a heavy metal bar
not done it yet15/05/2018 09:50:18
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Looks like it is threaded with a heavy yarn ,string or other? So maybe something from spinning/weaving industry?

Muzzer15/05/2018 09:57:39
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Well, for one thing it's almost certainly upside down. Perhaps a view of the top / front / side might give a better perspective. A lot of things are difficult to discern from a bottom view. Looks as if there is a dial and surely some numbers or words.

Doesn't look heavy enough to be part of a machine tool but looks industrial, so yes, perhaps some form of textile machinery.

It's like one of those photo quizzes but without the prize. Or any clues....

Rik Shaw15/05/2018 10:03:20
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Trip catch for slamming door shut on animal trap?????


Watford15/05/2018 10:21:49
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Is it the part of a cash register which rings the bell when the drawer pops out?


Hopper15/05/2018 10:46:30
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Yes, more pics would be helpful.

My best guess so far is a post-bolting stable door latch.

Ian Parkin15/05/2018 11:04:39
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No more pics i'm afraid thats all he has

I agree looks sewing weaving or textile industry's

Clive Hartland15/05/2018 11:49:52
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Perhaps a wire stretching device for fencing wires.


Neil Wyatt15/05/2018 13:00:48
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I can post the pic on our twitter feed and see if that gets an answer?


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