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    Posted 5 years ago

    Blangstuff
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    I guess a broad name for it is a bodkin but with the plate on the end and the blunt nose it is for a specific use. Tooling marks say it was possibly made in the shop it was used in. Any ideas?

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    Comments

    1. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      size matters... looks like a pipe tobacco tamper and reamer/cleaner
    2. UncleRon UncleRon, 5 years ago
      A bodkin is essentially a blunt needle (originally a dagger) used in sewing to pull ribbon through openings in cloth. This would not work as a bodkin. Also, it's a bit on the large size for a pipe tamper. It could be an assembly pin that held something together with a locking pin, padlock, etc. going through the hole. Is that leather lacing wrapped around it? And how is it attached?
    3. srarman, 5 years ago
      If you were lacing something together with strips of leather such as a baseball glove, it might work good for pulling the leather lacing through the holes. It would work like a needle threader. Just a suggestion.

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