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06-04-2014 08:36 PM

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Apologies if this is not in the correct forum, but it is a completed project. My grandmother received it as a gift in 1991 and we have not been able to figure out what it is. It may be missing parts. The picture (attached) with the curved line on it denotes the curved cut the puck/wheel would follow when moved.


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#1 posted 06-04-2014 08:40 PM

The wheel makes me think of a note or memo holder for some reason. Other than that, I got nothing, as they say.

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#2 posted 06-04-2014 08:42 PM

napkin holder?

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#3 posted 06-04-2014 08:47 PM

It may be a ‘broom keeper’, (my word) the broom handle goes up from the bottom and the wheel holds it in by gravity. It is removed by pushing the handle up and pulling the handle out through the gap. (I’m guessing here.)

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#4 posted 06-04-2014 08:52 PM

It looks like a flying duck to me… Joke.. Does your grand ma know who gave it to her? I am wondering if it is a sewing/spinning device. Anything in the back?

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#5 posted 06-04-2014 08:54 PM

I’d agree with Dave Rutan.

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#6 posted 06-04-2014 08:58 PM

I agree with Dave Rutan. Long handled-tool organizer/holder. Used as he describes.
http://www.minam.com/products/broom-holder

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#7 posted 06-05-2014 12:29 AM

I think Dave WINS! I was clueless.

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#8 posted 06-05-2014 01:02 AM

That is a Viking fowl-hunting slingshot holder, usually made for wall mounting.

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#9 posted 06-05-2014 01:43 AM

Duck hunting dial

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#10 posted 06-05-2014 01:45 AM

Turkey caller or prune peeler. Definitely one of those two.

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#11 posted 06-05-2014 01:48 AM

Broom holder, yeah right. Should have known redSled would know what it was.

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