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Posted 3 years ago

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electobacco
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This was found with the other wood hand drill that I also posted on here. A Plumb Bob is one of the oldest tools in the world. They are used to make sure that everything is built perfectly upright with buildings and walls. This looks very primitive and hand made as well. It is about 3 inches across and I am not able to find one like this in my research as well.

I am not so sure of the date on this as well as the other primitive item I recently posted. So any insight would be greatly appreciated. If not no biggie.

Thank you for looking my friends and we will meet again! : )

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  1. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thank you so much for making me aware that you guys love this item lundy and kerry. Peace.... : )
  2. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thank you so much once again for looking at and loving this item mrmajestic! : )
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Are you sure, where is the string attachment hole? It appears to have seen a lot of use.
  4. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    I am very confident it is. I was wondering the same thing though walksoftly. With use and time this part of the item seems to be missing I suppose.
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    It shows a lot of wear on the top & further down towards the point, also would it have enough mass not to swing being made of wood? It has the classic shape, but it also raises some questions.
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    check this out, page 2 item three;

    http://www.plumbbobcollectors.info/media//DIR_42117/DIR_198101/da268e9ad50baf87ffff8021fffffff1.pdf
  7. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Awesome find with some great info walksoftly. The link rocks. Very pertinent info related to this sort of item. You just may be right. It is possibly something other then a plumb bob.
  8. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Maybe you should place it under the secondary category title of toys & see if anyone else has some knowledge on it.
  9. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    walksoftly great idea. I am not able to find a toy category though. packrat thanks for the love my friend as well!! : )
  10. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Click on the little red sports car on the menu tab at the top.
  11. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the direction. Games looks close enough so I will include it in this category as well.
  12. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    I'm pretty sure that it is a throwing top, apparently they have been around for centuries, yours is a little one.

    Check out this video & others on youtube

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=ertorvfyXSw
  13. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    You have me leaning this way as well walk. The only real item that leads me to believe otherwise it that it was included with a bunch of old tools. So a little more research is in order before my final conlcusion. : )
  14. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the love BELLIN!!
  15. electobacco electobacco, 2 years ago
    I appreciate you stopping by and the love yet once again mikie! Peace....
  16. TheRoper TheRoper, 1 year ago
    This is a great piece, but don't you think it is whipping top?

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