Photos Of Stuff I Had

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    Faye,
    Yep I believe so too.
    Somebody in this world must have used a similar item, I put listed this on eBay for a $1 just so I could question what it was. No response
     
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    It looks so oddly familiar.

    Gonna drive me nuts.
     
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    You would have sold it for $1???

    Maybe I'll log on to my Ebay account and offer $100 if you can tell me what it is. ;)
     
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    Here is my thinking.

    If it was a measuring or carpenter's tool it would have a crank for winding the spool back up.

    Its application required some control on pulling out the cord.

    Since it was found among a craftswoman's tools, it was most likely used for something she did.

    It was held by one hand while being used.
     
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    @Faye Fox I keep getting a mental image of this dispensing the coated copper wire you use for small motor windings.
     
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    I agree. The lack of a handle greatly limits its possible uses.

    But it's obviously not a desk-top or bench-top dispenser, because the reel rests on the table when it's set down...you gotta hold it for the material (whatever it may have been) to unwind. She may have repurposed it.
     
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    As would a thumb on the spool, if the end of the twine/string/wire were affixed to something.
     
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    I haven't been on eBay for over 6 months, I started selling so I can thin out my basement, my garage, my attic, and my barn. It seems the more I sold the more I purchase. Just for info I sold 2 Harman Kardon citation 1 power amps, and 2 pre-amps.
    The photo that started this thread the pin straightener, tube puller and filament checker we're items I sold on eBay.
     
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    Originally I thought maybe it was used by bricklayers as a line to level the bricks, but neither my aunt or her husband who had past years earlier were masons. Then I tried to think if I had this as a tool what can I use it for If I threaded the red twine through the nozzle in the front what would I do with it?
    Then I thought because she's a doll collector could it be this was just a prop like a fishing pole?
    Nothing seems to fit.
     
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