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It looks to be a singletree; a device used to hitch a horse to a wagon or carriage.
It's part of a spinner's weasel or yarn winder. As pictured it's upside-down - the part at the top in the photo would attach to some sort of base, usually a fairly substantial block of wood with 3-4 l...
I agree with Rustfarm; while the classic photos show the horn in the air above the player, like in the RCA "his master's voice" dog logo, a lot had it concealed in a cabinet below the turn table. I fo...
The petcock makes me think it might be a water/condensate separator.
We had a can like this on the dairy farm that my father ran. I recall the handle being different and I don't think it had a baffle. It was probably intended for diesel.
Oh, very interesting. I was familiar with the sort of snow fence that Nicefice mentions, though it had fallen out of use by the time of my youth (1980s and 1990s - a black plastic version similar to t...
The wood part is called a pirn; thread would be wound onto the narrow, tapered section and the thicker part, with the metal bands, would fit into a clamp inside a shuttle as used on a weaving loom. In...
They're also called "spinner's weasels." As Rustfarm said there should be a reel - a set of arms, usually 4-6, with a head at the end around which yarn would be wound. The gear mechanism would keep co...
Is there a hole in-line through both of the wooden uprights? I can't tell from the photo If so, it's likely a bobbin winder missing the shaft with a whorl that would be between the uprights and it wou...