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WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: February 10, 2020 08:50PM

Stopped by a friends place today and he had this sitting on his front porch.
I asked what it is and he had no clue. eye rolling smiley
It was with some "Free Stuff" he had picked up.
I immediately thought of the incredible wealth of obscure knowledge that is possessed by our forum members and told him I would look into it.
Does ANYONE here have an idea of WHAT IN THE WORLD THIS IS ? ? ? confused smiley

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, '62 Monza Wagon, '63 Spyder, '65 Corsa
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'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/2020 08:51PM by American Mel.

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Re: WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 10, 2020 10:24PM

Looks like something that was used to stir up ashes in the morning to help the new wood ignite?

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Re: WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: racingguy2 ()
Date: February 11, 2020 12:43AM

Some kind of an animal trap? Something to gather/carry stuff?

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Re: WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: corvairgary ()
Date: February 11, 2020 03:26AM

My guess is that it is a chimney sweep/scraper. Drop a rope through the flue from the top, attach it to the top loop, and pull it up. The springs expand against the side and clean the crud on the way up.

Gary W.
1969 500 coupe 110/3 speed
Riva, MD (across the South river from Annaplis)

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Re: WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: Murphy ()
Date: February 11, 2020 03:43AM

corvairgary Wrote:
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> My guess is that it is a chimney sweep/scraper. Drop a rope through the flue from the top, attach it to the top loop, and pull it up. The springs expand against the side and clean the crud on the way up.


All good answers, but I'm going with the chimney sweep idea.

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Re: WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: February 11, 2020 04:33AM

We have a wiener...antique chimney sweep tool.

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Re: WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: February 11, 2020 07:32AM

Thanks guys ! ! !
WAY TO GO MURPHY! smileys with beer
I knew that someone on here would figure it out. thumbs up
Thanks for the link Phil. thumbs up
I will let him know what he has.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, '62 Monza Wagon, '63 Spyder, '65 Corsa
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 11, 2020 08:20AM

Makes sense!

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Re: WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: racingguy2 ()
Date: February 11, 2020 08:35AM

Wow! Cool! I learn something new every day on here!

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Re: WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: vairispaul? ()
Date: February 11, 2020 03:06PM

I thought it was an antique dog crap picker-upper

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Re: WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: February 11, 2020 07:06PM

Ahem, my apologies Corvairgary.
On rereading the entire thread, I see that YOU were the one who suggested chimney sweeper, and Murphy was seconding that opinion.
Anyway, A big THANK-YOU to everyone who offered an opinion, Rick is quite pleased to now know what he has. thumbs up thumbs up

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, '62 Monza Wagon, '63 Spyder, '65 Corsa
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

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Re: WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: Murphy ()
Date: February 11, 2020 07:53PM

thumbs up

65 Monza Coupe
61 500 Coupe-W100181
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Re: WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: Gatorfly ()
Date: February 11, 2020 08:45PM

And here I’m thinking it was something left behind by the Spanish Inquisition on his last trip to Washington eye popping smiley

San Juan Islands, WA

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1963 Rampy 110/4
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1965 Monza 110/4 Evening Orchid/Black (2nd Owner)
1966 Monza "More Door" 140/4 Willow Green/Black

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Re: WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: goatsnvairs ()
Date: February 12, 2020 05:59PM

Branding iron for the Helter Skelter Ranch.

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Re: WAY OT: confused smiley What is this thing ? ? ? confused smiley
Posted by: corvairgary ()
Date: February 14, 2020 04:11AM

No worries Mel. I'm not looking for any credit. The real credit goes to all the people like you that contribute to this forum. I don't post much but come here regularly and have gained so much knowledge. I don't think my car would be what it is without all the searches of past posts. I've never not been able to have a question or problem resolved by spending a little time here. Thank you everyone!!!

Gary W.
1969 500 coupe 110/3 speed
Riva, MD (across the South river from Annaplis)

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