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    Posted 8 years ago

    Nes
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    I have no idea what this tool is for, it's at least 30 years old and belonged to an elderly lady, so I wondered if it was something to do with sewing or knitting.
    It's looks as if it might be made of brass, and has a sliding handle in the centre that opens and retracts the hooked prongs.
    I hope someone knows what it is.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      Was there a rope tied to the upper loop when you got it? Did you clean it up?
    2. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 years ago
      http://r.ebay.com/cBrjOU

      T A
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      Exactly where I was going. Probably made by Neuman around 1910. Although I think this one was for stove pipe as opposed to the main flue.
    4. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 years ago
      We had one before on here, I was looking for it. It must have been over a year ago.

      T A
    5. Nes, 8 years ago
      Yes I think you could be right about the stove pipe because it's smaller than the one on eBay. I should have mentioned that it measures 2inches diameter closed and goes up to 5 inches when fully open.
      I think you both may have cracked it, thank you.
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      Nes - This design never really took off in the U.S.A. it was more common in Europe. We may be totally wrong but I have used a few of these long ago and far away.
    7. Nes, 8 years ago
      Thank you both again, I can see it probably is a stove pipe cleaner now that you've pointed it out. It's great to finally know what it is and to find out a bit about it. I just could not think what it was for.
    8. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 years ago
      You're very welcome Nes.

      T A
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      fhrjr2, And I thought you were young. Meaning under 60!
    10. RobH, 8 years ago
      It's definitely a set up basket for a circular knitting machine, a couple of similar ones can be seen on these pages:
      http://theknittree.com/circular_sock_machine2.html
      http://itissunnyatebertshome.blogspot.com/2012/11/auto-knitter-made-in-canada.html
    11. Nes, 8 years ago
      Yes, it does look like the circular knitting gadget for casting on socks etc. I noticed today that the hooked prongs were shaped and pointed at the ends (which would be needed for knitting.)
    12. yaneverknow, 8 years ago
      My 1st thought was stove pipe cleaner, but believe it is for knitting because it seems to be more on the delicate side.
    13. Sunnybrook Sunnybrook, 8 years ago
      It would be adjustable, too! What a great invention!

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