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01-15-2015 08:45 PM

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Found this at a second hand store , have no clue what it is , just like the wood , what kind of wood is it and what is this thing ?

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#1 posted 01-15-2015 08:57 PM

Looks like you start the ball at the low number end and turn the rods so that the pegs move the ball. Farther you can move the ball down the rods the higher your score.

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#2 posted 01-15-2015 09:04 PM

Looks like a game to me too, either that or a tool that no one could figure out judging by the lack of apparent use.

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#3 posted 01-15-2015 09:09 PM

Here you go: http://www.tobar.co.uk/dribble-ball

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Brad

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#4 posted 01-15-2015 09:10 PM

I’m with Iwud4u; I think you need to put a marble or ball on it and turn the knobs to rotate the pegged dowels. I’m guessing the idea is to make the marble or ball sort of roll or “hop” back and forth from one side to the other, like you’re “dribbling” a basketball between two hands. Good luck finding the right-sized little sphere!

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#5 posted 01-15-2015 09:30 PM

You got it MrUnix thanks for the info , just got to find a ball and the instuctions , thanks again.

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#6 posted 01-15-2015 09:59 PM

Nope, you are all wrong. It is a spaghetti un-tangler. You put the tangled wad of spaghetti that usually comes out of the pot at one end and rotate the dowels. The fingers untangle the mess and deposit neat piles of pasta ready for serving. The numbers are a crude estimate of the number of strands per pile. How did you think restaurants did this anyway??

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#7 posted 01-16-2015 09:10 PM

I’m not 100% sure, but I think it’s a Dribble.

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#8 posted 01-18-2015 03:08 PM

Since no one responded to the first part of your question, I’ll give it a shot, it’s either beech or maple. Hard to tell for sure.

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#9 posted 01-18-2015 05:26 PM

Someone has put printing on that old artifact. That is a Viking paddle scraper – it’s was used back then to remove the barnacles from the ship’s paddle/oars after every 500 km or so of seafaring.

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#10 posted 01-18-2015 05:32 PM

Nope…you’re all wrong….It’s a maze for a cockroach race….”Gentleman, start your insects…”

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#11 posted 01-18-2015 06:46 PM

I actually have one. As others have said, you try to navigate a steel ball across the pegs as far as possible. It’s really difficult.

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#12 posted 01-18-2015 06:52 PM

Medieval torture device for Lilliputians. Beech or maple is my vote as well.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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