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  • Arcane
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    Originally posted by mickeyf View Post
    Click image for larger version  Name:	winder_2.jpg Views:	208 Size:	282.2 KB ID:	1858214Click image for larger version  Name:	winder_1.jpg Views:	211 Size:	288.1 KB ID:	1858212This is a bobbin winder for a floor loom. 6 or 7 careers ago, back in the day, my wife and I made handwoven clothing and did the craft fair circuit. A bobbin presses onto the tapered spindle for winding yarn. The bobbin in then placed in the shuttle of the loom and thrown back and forth to make the weft. I made several of these but with sewing machine motors than than hand cranked. Pictures shortly.
    This is still the most likely correct answer and by a very wide margin, too.

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  • JoeLee
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    It looks like part of an old ice cream maker, less the bucket.

    JL....

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  • PStechPaul
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    Yes, a Victorian "egg-beater" anti-hysteria device. Similar roots to hysterectomy.

    In the movie "Stripes" Bill Murray got a female MP hot with an egg-beater...

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  • A.K. Boomer
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    Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post

    Well, they sure didn't have batteries back then.... the wealthy probably had steam engines but I bet most were hand-cranked.
    I guess that's where the bands "Pink Floyd" and "Steely Dan" got their names from... and for awhile just part of being a "good doctor" for your female patient's ...

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  • OaklandGB
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    Most of my cousins, uncles, and aunts, are Swedes. It seems every household had a loom.

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  • loose nut
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    Originally posted by flylo View Post
    Made in Sweden, looks old
    A canoodle peeler???

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  • flylo
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    I'm selling bigs & buying smalls, I don't even need the forklift for this. I bought a new shooting stool too. Swivels, goes up & down, should work fine. Got this for $5 https://easifile.com/ 18" x 27" x 47"

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  • nickel-city-fab
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    Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post

    you know, just because you put the word "Victorian" ahead of your answer does not mean it's right... I mean - it's not a picture nail fer cri sakes lol
    Well, they sure didn't have batteries back then.... the wealthy probably had steam engines but I bet most were hand-cranked.

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  • thaiguzzi
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    Hey Flylo!
    Stop buying stuff!
    I thought you were selling up?

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  • wdtom44
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    No doubt about it. A bobbin winder for (hand) weaving. X wife had one. With a drop or two of oil they work very well.

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  • Dr. Rob
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    How strange... i just noticed one of those on the local Swedish auction site. Hold on a minute.

    Yup, it is precisely what mickeyf and J Tiers said-- a thread spooling device commonly used in association with weaving looms. Some folks also adapt them for use in tying flies for fishing, it seems. Not a rare item; there are lots of them.

    That is a clever adaptation you have in mind. Lemme see what i could use one of those for...

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    Last edited by Dr. Rob; 02-27-2020, 06:32 AM.

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  • J Tiers
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    Dang, I actually had the right idea.... I figured I would be totally wrong and it would turn out to be something off the wall..

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  • A.K. Boomer
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    Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
    Victorian bedroom toy?
    you know, just because you put the word "Victorian" ahead of your answer does not mean it's right... I mean - it's not a picture nail fer cri sakes lol

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  • flylo
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    I think winding cord, rope or other fibers is what it is. Thank you!

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  • lynnl
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    Kinda brings to mind a rope twisting device, to me. Though I've only seen a couple.
    A google for such brought up this ebay item, which, though not exactly the same, does seem to share a similar appearance for the gear casting.
    https://www.ebay.com/i/362624460256?...yABEgKO3vD_BwE

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