What we really need is a recording of "Never Gonna Give You Up"
played with one of these things. First, it's a real rickroll.
Second, it would do damage to the recording, which can only be a good
The problem with socialism is there's always
someone with less ability and more need.
The owners tried it as a whisk and said it was not very effective at that,
but if I had to pick one of the guesses I would still say whisk, just not a
very well designed one. Other suggestions for it include: pot scraper, rug
beater, carpet cleaner, and pipe scraper. Looks like it's still a mystery
If they hold it upright and just shake it up and down, do the loose rings at
the top make a sort of jingling noise, like a ring of keys or some kind of
What's the loose stuff at the bottom? Is it like rags, or a cloth, or hide,
or something that could be swung around like some kind of stylized broom?
I'm thinking some kind of fetish, like a magickal stick used by a medicine
man or some kind of tribal guru, used in healing rituals - the jangling
rings scare away the evil spirits, and the loose stuff at the bottom sweeps
them out of the patient's body.
But I'm nuts, so never mind. ;-D
There's something funny about the hoops, which is why I put a question mark
on it. They don't look like regular wrought-iron hoops -- maybe wire or
something -- but I can't make it out from the photo. Powder kegs usually did
not have wrought-iron hoops because of the sparking hazard.
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2221) Given the size the set of holes on the top, and the lever along
the side, I suspect that this is some kind of novelty food
grater, perhaps for nutmeg given the size.
2222) Some kind of small barrel -- perhaps for ale or something
2223) 3" inside diameter -- inside of *what*? Inside the small
center hole, inside the three arcs between the spokes, or inside
the circle suggested by the three legs?
It sort of looks like a device to suspend a container over a
flame. But if the 3" is inside the legs, then it might be
something to be screwed down to a wooden rail or table to hold a
candle in a glass.
2224) Perhaps for use in a tool booth, with the buttons representing
different entry ramps to the tollway, and the phone for
communicating with the central office and the police in case of
2225) Well ... the eyes to the left and right with the hook suggest
something which is wrong -- based on the orientation of the
ratchet teeth. It is designed to push the ends apart, not to
pull them together.
2226) A self-defense weapon -- held inside a fist, with the points
serving as attack points, and the rest of it increasing the
mass of the fist to give a more powerful blow -- with the
grooves intended to keep it from slipping out of the hand in the
middle of a fight.
Now -- to see what others have suggested.
Turned upside down and driven into into the ground, it looks like it
would do a good job of holding a rope or cable. There's even a good
place to hold a knot and enough room to tie one. I'm not convinced...
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