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what is this? identify my tool!? Answered

i had this for years, anybody got a clue what it is?

most amusing answer gets a patch:-)

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kelseymhJosehf Murchison

Answer 5 years ago

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?

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Josehf Murchisonkelseymh

Answer 5 years ago

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

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caarntedd

5 years ago

Prosthetic limb for an octopus.

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Heya226

11 days ago

Guys! I need help, what is this and what is it used for??

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DuncanH3

4 months ago

Anyone got a clue what this thing is? I've tried searching Google and all I can find is a million and one variations on vise grip type tools, some with eyes loops, but nothing quite like this thing.

I inherited a workshop full of tools recently, and it was in a box with loads of rotten rope. I say workshop but it hadn't been used for 25 years. It had a big hole the roof and virtually everything was soaked, rusty and knackered.

I tried making a connection to other tools I found, but he had everything from welding gear to copper roofing nails to dolls' house furniture. It could be anything... Help much appreciated. It's annoying the hell out me not knowing what it is.

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crazygDuncanH3

Reply 4 months ago

I'd put in wielding category. I have similar but not with the screw on eye.
Or if there is metal beams on the ceiling it could be a portable hook for hanging things on rotten rope.

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AudreyB57

7 months ago

Can anyone please identify this tool for me please?

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crazygAudreyB57

Reply 4 months ago

I think a bearing or hub splitter.

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thematthatter

5 years ago

my guess its to press out pasta or give back massages

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Josehf Murchison

5 years ago

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

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oldmicahJosehf Murchison

Answer 5 years ago

Assuming that you aren't teasing, that is the most amazing piece of esoteric knowledge I've heard in a long, long time.. Huzzah!

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Josehf Murchisonoldmicah

Answer 5 years ago

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