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    Posted 8 years ago

    pickypicke…
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    I purchased this from an estate sale of a 90 year old doctor that passed. I do not think it is related to his profession but am including the info in case it helps. You can see the measurements from the pictures. I have had guesses such as umbrella stand, communion tray, etc. and nothing has checked out. It looks as if whatever it did it did hold something in all the small holes as there are hole directly under top holes that look as if they were routed out to help whatever was placed in holes; to stand up right. The dowel in the center is affixed with 1 flat head bras screw. Ok, go.

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    1. Jewels Jewels, 8 years ago
      Art caddy?
    2. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      test tube holder?
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      Never test tubes.....wood is porous and breeds bacteria. Looking at the small joints in the last picture is amazing let alone bending the wood. This isn't as old as the old doctor was and I suspect he had a hobby.
    4. pickypickerton pickypickerton, 8 years ago
      To clean to be an art caddy and the holes are too big and brushes would fall inside.
    5. pickypickerton pickypickerton, 8 years ago
      I know the family personally and his only hobby was model ship building. He was however a huge junker/picker, and I feel he picked this up somewhere along the way. Yes, the wood work is excellent with the inlay design on the inside and the perfect construction.
    6. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      Never say never :-)
      Look online & you will see lots of WOOD test tube holders.
      It's not likely that it is as the holes in the bottom look quite shallow.

      Made by some crafty person years ago to screw with people like us years later!!
    7. pickypickerton pickypickerton, 8 years ago
      My first guess was pipe holder but it is too deep. My last guess has been a hat feather retail display? I worked in my grandfather's clothing store growing up in the 90s and I remember plastic tubes with hat feathers in them. I was thinking that's what this may be. A retail display and you set your hat on the post. I can't confirm my guess either. Maybe it's the creation of a creative clothier.
    8. pickypickerton pickypickerton, 8 years ago
      "Made by some crafty person years ago to screw with people like us years later!!"

      I love this btw. Makes me want to start my own project.
    9. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      Ya, then tuck them away in old buildings! :)
    10. pickypickerton pickypickerton, 8 years ago
      Funny. This guy had a 10,000 sqft warehouse packed. The estate company had to truck all the stuff to his home in 4 different sales, just to get it all.
    11. Jewels Jewels, 8 years ago
      Fly tying caddy? I searched wooden caddy with small holes and something similar?
    12. pickypickerton pickypickerton, 8 years ago
      Nowhere to put thread and if you drop anything in those holes, good luck getting it out. My kids currently have stuffed packing peanuts in the holes. Impossible to get out.

      Not a dentist
    13. Kydur Kydur, 8 years ago
      Lipstick caddy?

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