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    Posted 2 years ago

    Congcu
    (6 items)

    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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    Comments

    1. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 years ago
      Welcome to CW!!! You should find answers here!!!
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Just what every bachelor needs. LOL ! Welcome to CW/CyberAsylum.
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years 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.
    4. Congcu, 2 years 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.
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years 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.
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      My above comment is from an article published in 1874 in Europe about a William Grey gun maker.
    7. Congcu, 2 years 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.
    8. afterthought, 2 years ago
      Wild and crazy guess, looks like some kind of ball toss game. I said WILD.

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