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    Posted 1 year ago

    Congcu
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    Cast iron gauge (?) with 9 holes, each one fronted with a lip, carrying loop on top. Stands either vertically or lays flat. Marked Wm G & Co.
    Largest hole is 1.75", smallest hole is .40". 6.5" high x 4" wide. What is it used for?

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    1. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 1 year ago
      Welcome to CW!!! You should find answers here!!!
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      Just what every bachelor needs. LOL ! Welcome to CW/CyberAsylum.
    3. keramikos keramikos, 1 year ago
      Congcu, Interesting.

      Perhaps a pasta measure tool?
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      I have one made of plastic that is marked Spaghetti Measure. Under each hole it gives how many servings it is and how many ounces.
    5. Congcu, 1 year ago
      Most likely nothing to do with pasta. Holes are tapered and the cast iron technique is 19th century, early 20th. The .40" hole would not be enough pasta to consider cooking.
    6. keramikos keramikos, 1 year ago
      Congcu, Ah, so the lips on those holes are tapered. Yeah, it doesn't seem worthwhile to break out all the cooking gear for less than half an inch of pasta. };-)

      FYI, I found this handy tip for measuring pasta:

      *snip*

      According to the USDA, the proper pasta portion is 2 ounces. If you’re making longer noodles (think spaghetti, linguine, or fettuccine), you can measure the right amount by holding the pasta up to a quarter. Once a bunch of noodles equals the diameter of the coin, you have the recommended 2 ounces.

      *snip*

      https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/how-to-measure-pasta/

      Of course, that would only work if one had a U.S. quarter coin handy.

      No other ideas on what that cast iron doohickey might be, but those tapered lips 'must' serve some function.
    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      OK, I took my search in a different direction and came up with a measuring device for sizing the exterior diameter of gun barrels.
    8. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 1 year ago
      My above comment is from an article published in 1874 in Europe about a William Grey gun maker.
    9. Congcu, 1 year ago
      I thought of the gun barrel possibility along with perhaps it was for determining shot size for artillery canisters. Sizes involved did not work out. Canister shot did not require exact sizes and the holes are not precise enough to meet barrel tolerances.
    10. afterthought, 1 year ago
      Wild and crazy guess, looks like some kind of ball toss game. I said WILD.

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