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    Posted 1 year ago

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    Howdy, Can anyone help out with this mystery? This was in with a lot of surveying tools/ I'm trying to figure out what it is.
    This is real heavy, probably about 30 lbs. It is 42” long, extends to 54”
    Any ideas?

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    1. lptools, 1 year ago
      One leg of a tripod?? Just a guess!!
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 year ago
      That is similar to what I was thinking. I was thinking it was an extension for a survey stick. Since the top looks like something attaches to it.
    3. Grayfur1, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the suggestions, but I think this is way to heavy to be a tripod leg or survey stick extension. I just added a few more pictures showing the 2 ends. The silver shaft slides in and out and looks like it would tighten down on something since there is a threaded side hole and a key hanging on the shaft. It almost acts like a dent puller with the heavy weight of the red part, but way too cumbersome for pulling dents.
    4. Grayfur1, 1 year ago
      Howdy bobby725, that's a good suggestion. Maybe a weight to attach to the underside center of a tripod to help it hold steady. I'll investigate that possibility
    5. Grayfur1, 1 year ago
      Mystery Solved! This is a Soil Penetrometer. Used for soil testing for construction standards and other testing.
      Thanks all for the various suggestions
    6. lzenglish lzenglish, 1 year ago
      Hello, What is the diameter of you widget, and is it made from a lead alloy?
    7. Grayfur1, 1 year ago
      Hello Izenglish, The diameter is approx. 2.5" - I don't know what type of metal it is made of,

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