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    Posted 6 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (476 items)

    This belongs to a friend of mine, he knows what it is but won't tell me so I've decided to put it on CW.
    He as told me that he has had it for more than 50 years, and he says it was old then
    I know that it is made of brass, weighs approx 200grams.
    The photos are the description, as they say on ebay.

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    1. OlofZ OlofZ, 6 years ago
      It's a boat hook.
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      I've just asked him and your correct. Apparently he and his friends bought a 1st World War Naval high speed launch boat, it came with the boat, but he says it wouldn't have been strong enough to use on it. I've tried googling one of these boats but haven't been able to find one. It was the British Navy.
    3. OlofZ OlofZ, 6 years ago
      Would be my best guess. Though they are normally more pointy.
      http://www.tradera.com/item/340890/237400881/batshake
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks for you information OlofZ
    5. OlofZ OlofZ, 6 years ago
      Fun! Maybe something similar to this one (motor launch ML350):
      http://www.naval-history.net/PhotoWW1-25ML350Newlyn1918PeteLondon.JPG
      The hook if to small could have belonged to the on-board life boat as well.
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      No, he says that's not it. The cabin was at the front with port holes. It was about 3foot higher than the back end, which was open. Originally it had a stream engine.
    7. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Fixed on a long stick, used To put hangers with clothes in high pole in closet. Not sure, but furiously look alike ;-)
    8. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      A very similar piece was used to open and close some old style skylights and transom windows, I think it's called a pole hook.

      T A
    9. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
      I thought the same as TubeAmp
    10. just_a_random_guy, 6 years ago
      With the right pole it would serve as a boat hook. It wouldn't be useful for something so large as the motor whaleboat (~30 foot), though. A small motor skiff (speed boat size, ~15 foot) is more likely.
    11. surfdub66 surfdub66, 6 years ago
      They used to have a long pole with this on the top at a school where I used to go in the 70s !! For opening and closing the high windows , which had a circle catch , hense the push part and the pull part!!!! :-)
      Try googling that !!
    12. frisco frisco, 6 years ago
      Yes they did, and it was my job to open and close them, when I was at school.

      https://www.google.com/search?q=vintage+1960%27s+school+classroom+window+pole+hook+pictures&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=599&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CEQQsARqFQoTCJ3KnuOn3scCFYqaiAodY4YJTg&dpr=1#imgrc=F8BIsSbarSrVgM%3A



    13. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Great conversation piece Jean!
    14. just_a_random_guy, 6 years ago
      Ah, yeah! A transom window hook!
    15. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Thanks for everyone's comments, I do remember being at School and having this type of hook for the windows. Also Kyra, I also remember my grandma having a this type of hook to put clothes on a rack that used to be above the coal fire. I suppose it was a multi purpose implement.
    16. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      SEAN
      aghcollect
      mikelv
      vetraio
      racer
      ho2cultcha
      Budek
      surfdub
      Rick
    17. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      So, did your friend finaly told what it is?
      We want to know ;-D
    18. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Hi Kyra, he bought a boat many moons ago and it came with the boat. It is what is called a boat hook, not for pulling a boat, but for catching the end of the mooring rope went it fell in the water. It was fixed to the end of a long wooden pole.
    19. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks
      OlofZ
      Caperkid
      ho2cultcha
    20. U812, 6 years ago
      When I was in grammar school 55 yrs ago the teachers used this on the end of a long pole to open and close high windows. The windows had a ring on the latch to receive the hook.
    21. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      that was what crossed my mind right away too - memories of grammar school and those high windows. nuns in habits trying to open the windows to get some air flowing.
    22. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      Many thanks for your comments U812 and ho2cultcha. There is a comment above saying that my friend said that it was a boat hook. I can see where your both coming from with the window opener.

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