I t h i n k the original mystery picture might’ve been a bit too difficult to guess what it is; let’s look at a more complete view of this unusual 1900s antique and see if anyone knows what it is now. Remember, a fantastic Southern "Lady and Sons" prize pack ($50 value), including an autographed copy of those darlin’ Deen brothers’ new cookbook, awaits the lucky correct guesser!
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That looks like a clamp of some kind, perhaps used to hold the leg of a horse while it was being shoed….how many guesses do I get?
Another guess would be it was used for melting metal – or for smelting – ? I’m really stumped.
That is a vintage beer can holder.
A blacksmith’s tool for pouring the heated metal.
my last guess would be clamps for getting a baby out (human or farm animal). this is hard but I LOVE Paula Deen and am willing to work for it!
I’m going for a silversmith’s tool to pour melted silver into molds.
Is it an caster iron egg beater??? The part you are showing could be the handle?
They look a bit like shears. (shearing sheep)
Or possibly a fencing tool for barbed wire fences.
I was going to say blacksmith tool but someone has already said that so I’ll say a medical instrument.
Would I count if I’m a Texican living in UK, but coming home for a visit this summer, therefore I have a US address?
Here are my guesses:
Some kinda heavy duty spur.
Okay, how about biscuit cutter?
Maybe it’s a REST. That’s it. Some kind of Rest — turn it up on it’s end and something rests on the cradle-y bit.
Or maybe it’s some kind of Tie. And the cradle-y bit is where the twine or rope would wrap around that end?
That’s all I can think of at the moment;).
And old fashioned mixer?
I know! I know! — it looks like ancient stirrups ——- like for childbirth or gyne exams!
It’s a Tailhook.
I agree with the medical guesses but I guess it is a clamp to hold back the skin when surgery or an autopsy is being done. I have seen newer stainless ones that look like this on some of the discovery channel shows.
Your contest is open to US residents only. US. Residents. Only??!! As a Canadian I’m crushed. And…and… I’m tellin Phil on you! :o)
A vaginal speculum
This answer has been guessed – but I think they are stirrups –
Jammin’ thinks it is a slingshot and Buttercup thinks “It is for shooting things out of”.
Hahahahaha! Funny people you are!!
(Joy, you made me SNORT! I’m so glad I wasn’t drinkin’ coffee and reading that for the first time tomorrow mornin’…)
Let’s make up the rules as we go along–nope, it hasn’t been guessed, but you can guess as often as you wish (CPA Mom, don’t hawg the blawg, now, ya hear??).
BTW, does anyone loveloveLOVE David Archuleta as much as we do??? DAG-GUM, that kid’s got game!!!
(That has nothing to do with this mystery thingamajig, but I just had to gush a minute…I have two current music crushes: a 17-year-old Supahstah in the making and a former cell phone salesman who’s wooed me with his operatic overtures….)
going out on a limb and say it is some type of artifical limb (leg maybe)
An old wine bottle opener? An egg beater? A nut cracker? LOL
A chastity belt? for males? a musket ball molder? An old timey car jack? An ice cream scoop. A noose holder for public hangings. A weapon. What is it?
It’s a rusty hot-tub for Barbie!! Yeah, that’s it!
He he! Well I have no idea what so-ever, I do however have to say that CPA Mom should get a prize just because she really seems to want it. Seriously, I think you should give it to her.
As an after thought, it could be the inside of a handle of a garden shovel/fork you know those little ones that fall apart not long after you buy them? The plastic handles are really not made to last.
I was gonna go with nutcracker, but maria beat me to it. So I’ll go with my second choice, is it an antique thighmaster?
Dayum – and I thought I cracked with the stirrup guess!
Can you give a chick a clue? Like – has to do with cooking, medicine, farming? Something?
Ok, I dreamed about this last night. It’s a surgical piece used in hip replacement surgery. Pre-911 airport security days. Pre-airplane days. Yes! Send me the prizes.
Okay, I read through all the comments, and my guess hasn’t been guessed yet, so I’m going to throw it out there…although, they probably didn’t exist back then, and really, why should they? But, it sort of looks like the one I have in my drawer at home right now…well, not really, but…call this my creative guess and I’ll stop rambling…it’s a garlic press thingamajig.
OH and David Archuletta? LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE him. Check out my recap of guy’s night that I posted yesterday, and you’ll see how much I LOVE him. I just want to eat him up he’s so freakin’ cute!
I think Karisma is a very smart woman. I’m adding her to my blog roll now.
This is from my freind that really wants to help me out to win some YUMMY GOOD PAULA DEAN!!!! HE HE HE
So here it goes:
It looks like a tool that was used to bind or tie up things with a rope
being put through the eye and the iron tool is placed in a secure place to
hold whatever is being tied up or bound.
I’ve emailed and ASKED everyone to help me!!!
Castration Tool Pliers OR Cattle Leader Pliers
I didn’t read the others, so sorry if this is a repeat. My thoughts are a mold for a horse’s shoe, and a part of a stirrup used for something? I dunno. Just guessing!