OK I found it. Antique Massager "Punkt-Roller"http://www.sportingcollectibles.com/medical.html Joe
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Okay, I have to ask. Just how did you track that down?!? I had tried TinEye, Google Images, etc., with no luck. What search terms did you use? Or did you just recognize it from your deep and mysterious past?
I got the hint from thematthatter I didn’t think of back massager. Then I Google “rolling pin massager” and other variations and clicked on Images until I found a photo of it. I think it took three tries. Joe
Prosthetic limb for an octopus.
Ha Ha Ha Good one
my guess its to press out pasta or give back massages
awesome *stinging high five*
I would not have found it without your clue back massager. Joe
It is a cannoli rolling pin. It was invented in the 1930s for making pastries like cannoli so that they are perfectly rolled. Because of the suction cups it was soon called a kissing rolling pin and the fact women could hit their husbands over the head without killing them. Joe
Assuming that you aren't teasing, that is the most amazing piece of esoteric knowledge I've heard in a long, long time.. Huzzah!
Na its BS. I’m good at it EH.
Yes, yes you are! :)
I’ve been a writer for almost 40 years sometimes I come up with stuff off the top of my head like the Emerald Beetle or the Helmut Trout (Salvelinus fontanels disambiguation phallus). My novelette “Tails of a Gay Incubus” got started because of doing this. Joe