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    May 31, 2018, 01:11 AM
    What is this and what does it do ?
    http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=14mt8co&s=9#.WvggyiAh06Q
    The picture shows an object found in a house clearance. I have asked most of the museums and by-gone sites for an explanation but with no success. Can anyone help ?
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    May 31, 2018, 03:42 AM
    Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting Two more views of the same object.
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    May 31, 2018, 05:50 AM
    I'd guess some part of a woodworking machine. I can see adjustment screws. Maybe for doweling.
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    May 31, 2018, 06:15 AM
    There is nothing that rotates on the object which would exclude any cutting/boring function but I am open to any thing that can prove me wrong. Thanks for your interest.
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    May 31, 2018, 03:04 PM
    planing jig?
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    May 31, 2018, 08:10 PM
    I can see it is pivoted and since it looks like it pivots back, there is a spring and what looks like a detent. Some type of device with horizontal motion. I worked at building scale chemical pilot plant devices so things like this intrigue me. No patent marks or symbols?
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    May 31, 2018, 11:26 PM
    There are no marks or symbols. I do not have the object in my possession and rely on photos. I can imagine that the "curly" rod to be a guide for something like cord or twine. The right hand side is scooped out in a way that would facilitate threading. There is quite a strong spring and I wonder if the middle section can be pivoted back to be in a "cocked" position but for what ?

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