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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, 12 months 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, 12 months ago
      Hello, What is the diameter of you widget, and is it made from a lead alloy?
    7. Grayfur1, 12 months 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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