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    BPHent

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    Iron worming piece?

    I found this iron piece at an old colonial site, but have no idea what it could be? Anyone know what it is?

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    Could have been a worm or bottle brush?
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    Get you a small open mouth jar and fill it with soapy water and then use this tool to make yourself bubbles.

    https://www.pinterest.com/shanyamag/wire-bubble-wands/
    Last edited by bowwinkles; Jan 15, 2018 at 05:31 AM.

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    Impeccable shape for dug iron!
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    could it be a vintage cork retriever ?

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    Looks like something used to hold a burning splint (match).
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    The ring end looks like a choke wire from a Model T Ford. But I've never seen one with the corkscrew business on the other end.

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    He then explained to me that it was commonly believed that on a certain night of the year…
    a blue flame is seen over any place where treasure has been concealed.

    From: Bram Stoker’s "Dracula"


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    A new name I discovered that may explain my description better is "Bubble wand". The cork screw looking part is maybe the handle. see link posted above.

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    I wish I knew what it was my mother is an antique collector and has one hanging in the kitchen neither one of us knows what it is for sure. I have successfully used it to remove a lost cleaning patch from my muzzle loading pistol don't tell my mother LOL
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    Packing extractor for stuffing-box shaft seal? (like on a boat propeller shaft)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    Packing extractor for stuffing-box shaft seal? (like on a boat propeller shaft)

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    I agree, back in the day packings were used alot until the newer type seals came out. Not sure when that was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutty View Post
    I agree, back in the day packings were used alot until the newer type seals came out. Not sure when that was.
    That is interesting, how would it work?

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    The packing is made from some graphite/fiber material and this tool was used to reach into the packing area and screw into the old packing so it could be pulled out then new packing would be installed
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    I agree, back in the day packings were used alot until the newer type seals came out. Not sure when that was.
    Just to give some time reference, Chevrolet car engines used graphite impregnated rope seals on the main bearings until the 1954 model year.

    I can tell you from personal experience that the old style rope seals require considerable maintenance as they leak like an NSA contractor.
    He then explained to me that it was commonly believed that on a certain night of the year…
    a blue flame is seen over any place where treasure has been concealed.

    From: Bram Stoker’s "Dracula"


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    I’m sorry, but this was found at a colonial site. Literally no modern trash or stuff newer than 1820s.

 

 
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