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    us
    May 2006
    Green Mountains of Vermont
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    What is it ?

    I picked this up at a barn sale...payed $1.00 for it. The man that sold it to me thought it might have been used for darning...I sure didnt have a clue to what you would darn with a nine inch thing like this other than rope. It is made out out bone or a real light pourous stone. I have shown it around and some people say indian artifact, others say sharpening stone. I have seen a sharpening stone similar but it had flatten sides and was heavy and made out of a metalic material...Anyone got a opinion?
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  2. #2
    us
    May 2006
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    Re: What is it ?

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    us
    May 2006
    Green Mountains of Vermont
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  4. #4
    PBK
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    Re: What is it ?

    If it is indeed a stone artifact, it may be an Indian ceremonial pick similar to this one:

    http://oldbarn.com/items_182_-_278.htm

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  5. #5
    hu
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    Nov 2005
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    Re: What is it ?

    I cant think of a thing that you would darn that needed a darning stone in that shape....unless it was for glove making. Most are egg shaped or mushroomed ,made of bone,stone or wood that would fit into the heel of a sock to provide the extra firmness for repairing .......I think its used for something else.
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Oct 2005
    Charleston S.C.
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    Re: What is it ?

    The Only Thing It Reminds Me Of, Is A Spindal Used In Making And Repairing Fish Nets By Hand, Some Of The Old Timers Still Use Them Here Along The Coast. Just A Shot In The Dark. trk5capt...

  7. #7
    hu
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
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    Re: What is it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by diving doc
    Looks like a tool used in tightening the weft when making a rug by hand, old timey stuff, can't think of the name.

    Doc
    I think you are referring to weft puller, but that has a hole in it ...kind of like a toothbrush handle with a slit in it to pass the fabric through.Looks like a large wooden needle.
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    DG

    Mar 2006
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    Re: What is it ?

    Send Photograph and information. Measurements etc to: shothem@greenapple.com
    Lars Hothem is a expert and might be able to tell you more. Very nice gentleman.
    Please look at my museum website.....      louisianahistorymuseum.org
    My playtoy site:  genius-antiques.com

 

 

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