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Old 09-16-2005, 12:16 PM   #1
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Anyone know what this contraption is??
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A lady in my step class was giving away her mother inlaw's things (I think she passed away). Amongst the belongings was some knitting stuff. So she let me have some dpns, some dowels that look like she was trying to make her own needles (I'll finish'em), and ... this thing (see attachment) ...

It's the only thing I could muster through MSpaint. And I couldn't google 'cause I have no clue what words to google.

Anyone have any idea what this thing is??? I'm stumped.
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:18 PM   #2
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Maybe a part of an old ball winder??
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:19 PM   #3
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Oops ... forgot to add: It's about 16" tall. The distance btw the frame sides is about 4", while the "base" is about 4.5" wide.

There was another one in the bag of goodies, but it was smaller in all three dimensions mentioned above... :thinking:
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:26 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by KellyK
Maybe a part of an old ball winder??
Hm :thinking: I don't see any joints, knobs, or blips that would indicate that it's a piece of something. It looks complete.

Lemme look up pics of all of types of ball winders... Thanks for the lead, KK!!
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:28 PM   #5
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Maybe a CONE winder, or a bobbin for a spinning contraption?
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:35 PM   #6
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Well - I found this. Check out the Clover Hair Pin Lace Tool (almost half way down the page). So the yarn that's wrapped around my "Mystery Find" is wrapped kind of like the yarn in the example. :thinking:

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Old 09-16-2005, 12:46 PM   #7
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My first thought was a hair pin lace maker, too.
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Is it some kind of loom?
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:56 PM   #9
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More leads!!! Off to google ... zoooooooom...
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