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    Posted 12 months ago

    ho2cultcha
    (4084 items)

    I've seen these before, but i can't remember what they are for. At least some of the parts are hand-forged. I'll probably use them to hang plants, whatever they are. i got them for $3 each, just cuz i'm curious.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 12 months ago
      Looks like an idea that didn't work. LOL
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 12 months ago
      i've seen these before. there must be someone out there who recognizes what these tools were used for.
    3. slackjack, 12 months ago
      These are trammels. One was used hanging in a fireplace to raise or lower a cooking pot. A household seldom needed two.
    4. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 12 months ago
      I must say I love them now that I know what they are for (even tho I’ve never cooked in an open fireplace and hope I never have to)!
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 12 months ago
      thank you slackjack! i knew i'd seen them before. we uncovered some in old fireplaces in Portsmouth, NH a long time ago. i couldn't remember where i'd seen them. trammels... hmmm!

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