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    Posted 6 years ago

    alsh
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    Can someone tell me what is ti? It is made of metal. Inside of a long tube is a solid piece that moves in and out, but does not come out completely. it has a engraving "PAT. JUNE. 24 .29"
    I got some very interesting response that it could be a cigarette filler device (thank you for a very interesting suggestion), This response gave me an idea that it might be used gunpowder, I think that tube is too thin for a tobacco, and it has its end (inside part) tapered flat like a screwdriver

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    1. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      Looks like it could pack or stuff something. A cigarette maker? I don't smoke, but is it cigarette length to the ribbed section? And diameter? May not be the best design which is why we don't see many left.

      T A
    2. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      Has nothing to do with a musical instrument - obviously it is for administering some kind of pre-measured load to something, shotgun shell reloader maybe?
    3. jimboothfinds jimboothfinds, 6 years ago
      Could be veterinarian in nature? To administer meds?
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      I agree with Tube that it is made to pack something. (Or inject something). Would have to be something that funnels easily, so a dry something that doesn't stick together or a liquid. That rules out grease but not oil & I can't think of anything non-sticky that it would be used for. Tobacco I don't see. Is the long end shaped to fit on something special? I'm just going thru the process of elimination. My 1st thought was a grease gun but it doesn't "run".
    5. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      We can all only assume it is complete - there may be a piece missing at the exit end which would aid in identification.
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      I like Jim's idea. I was also thinking about administering medicine for STD's or even washing out ears. Loads of possibilities! If the "ti" isn't tin with the n worn off, the only other guess I can think of is the French word for small as often used to shorten the word petite.
    7. alsh, 6 years ago
      Thank you very much for interesting responses, I think that you could be right, it might be used as a gunpowder filling / measuring device, I think that tube is too thin for a tobacco, and it has its end (inside part) tapered flat like a screwdriver (with looks like letter M shape at the end), and it does not look like it has missing parts (?)
    8. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      Does the shaft part (with the ball end) go all the way to the end of the tube part? In other words, does the tapered M shape at the end equal to the end of the tube or is there a little space left inside?
    9. alsh, 6 years ago
      Yes it does go all the way to the end, and when it's coming out something is holding it in so you can't pull it out completely.
    10. Perfesser, 6 years ago
      Your comment about the M shape needs clarifying. Can we have a picture of that?
      At the moment, the idea of gun powder only suggests to me a very inefficient method for loading a firearm. I am more inclined to suggest oil - perhaps to a bearing.
    11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Solver, where are you? We have a pat. date.
    12. RobH, 6 years ago
      The patent date is not a Tuesday so it might be a bad date.
    13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Sa wa, Rob!!? LOL!! Beginning to sound like the islands! "Come in on Wednesday". "But you're closed on Wednesdays". "Come in on Wednesday". Catch 22 is alive & well.
    14. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      Depends on what year you are looking at 1829 or 1929, and which country.

      T A
    15. alsh, 6 years ago
      OK
      I added (replaced) two new images of the end piece. I hope it will help
      thank you
    16. RobH, 6 years ago
      Hey alsh, could you double check the patent date? Sometimes they get scratched and are easy to misread.
    17. rogerww, 6 years ago
      It can't be for gunpowder because anything thing having to do with putting gunpowder in a weapon always does it in a measured way. You don't want to overload and blow yourself up. This could be for loading poison pellets into a rodent hole of somekind.
    18. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      I made something similar to this for injecting pepper corns into briskets when I make pastrami.
    19. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Are you sure Riply? I don't see it at all & I've been shooting "smoke poles" for 59 yrs. Got a reference?

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