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    May 2006
    Charleston SC
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    Part of an Astrolabe?

    OK fellas, I haven't been stumped in years but this one has made me reset my password and log in for the first time in a while.

    This "mechanism" is made of brass and coated thinly with silver or silver in color. It has words of possibly "Johnson" and TUMWA LA. Or ZA. There is a small screw that interrupts the lettering so this is not 100%.

    As you can see, it has a few movable arms, sliding mechanism, etc. A clock piece is the first obvious thought but I have Googled the Web relentlessly with nothing similar.

    Was found in vicinity of an old hand dug well site. A few other homesite artifacts have been located.

    Thanks,
    Henry
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    Kray Gelder, SkaBa and A2coins like this.

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    Mar 2012
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    That looks like a sewing machine ruffler presser foot. Makes ruffles like in curtains.

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    May 2006
    Charleston SC
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    Well, you are correct Sir! I couldn't find one exactly like it at first but it is a Johnston Ruffler Co. Ottumwa, Iowa Tuck Marker! Late 1800's.
    Case closed!

    Thanks!
    Henry

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