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    I also found this among the metal that was being scrapped. It is made of steel, painted green, and has two rows of short carriage bolts fastening a piece of channel inside a larger channel that is welded to a bottom plate, with mounting holes. The inner channel has square holes for the carriage bolts. There is also a piece of steel tube that hinges on a bolt, and it looks like a short boom. Seems like some sort of jack or adjustable support. Any idea what it is? Or what I might be able to use it for?

    http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
    Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
    USA Maryland 21030

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    I can't see enough of the gadget to verify my hunch, but one clue might be laying on the ground in the bottom right of your picture -- the fencepost pounder.

    Is there a way your gadget could hook onto a fencepost to pull it out of the ground?

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    • #3
      Looks like some sort of road barrier post, like the wire rope kind, just guessing
      Mark

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      • #4
        Adjustable shelf bracket perhaps? Mounts horizontal on a wall? Just a SWAG...
        Sole proprietor of Acme Buggy Whips Ltd.
        Specialty products for beating dead horses.

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        • #5
          Maybe part of the adjustable height leg assembly for a roller conveyor.
          Or since it was found in the dumpster, maybe just a piece of crap that should have stayed where it was.

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          • #6
            One of the first things oft suggested in a mystery metal post is a spark test.

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            • #7
              Rosco-P got it. I had a friend that used to sell conveyor systems. He brought me some that they had scrapped. I used it for all sorts of projects.
              Hi, my name is Wilson and I am a tooloholic.

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              • #8
                Pallet rack?

                -Doozer
                DZER

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                • #9
                  Being a roll formed product any of the suggestions is likely, anywhere a high volume is required. Last I priced roll formed versus press bent the minimum footage was 5,000 plus development cost, but very competitive if amortized over thousands of feet.

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                  • #10
                    Those nuts and bolts are like new!
                    Andy

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                    • #11
                      Today I looked closely at this thing and on the base is stamped "PEGG-LEGGS". I searched for that and found a site with a reference to "www.peggleggs.com" but it's not a valid link. However, I found something else that seems pretty close, which is a pallet rack repair device:

                      http://www.mh-partners.com/web-damotech.htm

                      Watch the video

                      http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                      Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                      USA Maryland 21030

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