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Forum topic by Josh posted 03-14-2016 05:39 PM 1254 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2016 05:39 PM

It has leather straps, about 8” in diameter. It’s not mine but someone near me was looking for its identification.


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#1 posted 03-14-2016 05:50 PM

might be some kind of gladiator helmet
pull down over head
and cinch the neck with the straps

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#2 posted 03-14-2016 06:11 PM

that just might be the first claw machine claw.

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#3 posted 03-14-2016 06:17 PM

I’d say some kind of ancient ball for a sport. Looks like it’s missing some straps to keep it balled up completely.

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#4 posted 03-14-2016 06:19 PM

That’s a model of an ancient war machine.
The Romans would roll it up to the castle and when it opened up they would all jump out.

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#5 posted 03-14-2016 06:23 PM

Steampunk Orange.

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#6 posted 03-14-2016 06:32 PM

Horse hoove trap. You throw it and it lands spikes up, horses hooves go ‘owww!’

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#7 posted 03-14-2016 06:59 PM

It’s a really old cool looking thing-a-mabob.

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#8 posted 03-14-2016 07:07 PM

I’m gonna go with a ball that pieces could be replaced if they broke. Either way stupid cool.

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#9 posted 03-14-2016 07:12 PM

It could very well be a thigamabob, Bob ;)


It s a really old cool looking thing-a-mabob.

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#10 posted 03-14-2016 07:24 PM

...whiskey…tango…foxtrot….

I wouldn’t even know how to google that thing…

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#11 posted 03-14-2016 07:29 PM

Ok, so I googled “ball made of wedges of wood with leather straps”, and they called me and wanted to know what my problem was.

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#12 posted 03-14-2016 07:29 PM

Roll it into the ball shape, and flush it down a drain pipe to clean the pipe out.

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#13 posted 03-14-2016 08:07 PM

AKA tangle foot

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#14 posted 03-14-2016 08:21 PM

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#15 posted 03-14-2016 08:23 PM

bandit571, I tough the same thing about sewer cleaning balls like those in the old Paris sewers but those were a lot bigger.

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