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Old 22-03-2020, 07:43   #16
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Re: What is this?

Iíve seen something like this before but canít remember where. Only two hooks but facing each other. Flip one over and see if that makes any sort of sense. It could be used to lift a cable or hang something from a cable if configured that way.
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Old 22-03-2020, 08:03   #17
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The shackle suggests these might be used at the end of a rope as a hook someone made in a pinch. If you didn't have a rod, or only a small one, bending it would not make a very strong hook. Layering several pieces of flat metal would make a very stiff and strong hook. If this comes off a boat, who knows what someone may have come up with in a pinch to solve a singular need.
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I’ve seen something like this before but can’t remember where. Only two hooks but facing each other. Flip one over and see if that makes any sort of sense. It could be used to lift a cable or hang something from a cable if configured that way.
You mean like this?


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Old 12-04-2020, 08:11   #19
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Nice puzzle for passing the time while locked in ATM.
It looks handmade and if so it should be for a specific job. It looks like it would hold 3 seperate lines that could be individually slipped off by pulling each hook back. The shackle is quite small and so would only be for a few pounds total and so each line a third of that.
My first guess would be to hold fishing lines out of the way while sailing, second guess is still forming.
I hope the original owner comes on with the answer
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Old 12-04-2020, 08:57   #20
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Re: What is this?

Itís a calibrated snuff dispenser. Of course other powders meant to be put up ones nose might be substituted for snuff.

Hmm - in these days of CV, is there a prophylactic powder that might be inhaled to protect the upper respiratory system?
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Itís a calibrated snuff dispenser. Of course other powders meant to be put up ones nose might be substituted for snuff.

Hmm - in these days of CV, is there a prophylactic powder that might be inhaled to protect the upper respiratory system?
Hopefully (in my case) nicotine will substitute as CV protection
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