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    Brass bore brush?

    Hi all,
    I found this in an old farmstead in N.C. some time ago. I pretty much think its a bore brush but not totally sure.
    It's 5 inches high, 10 inches around the middle with a wiry felt like material. It has a loop on tip and a threaded portion on the bottom maybe for a threaded rod.
    The only marking is a number on the loop of 8181973.
    Any help is appreciated.
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    Maybe a stove pipe/chimney brush.
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    Cuda74 wrote:
    > The only marking is a number on the loop of 8181973.

    I wonder if US Patent numbers go that high. If so, do some research on it.

    Cuda74 also wrote:
    > Brass bore brush?

    At 5 inches tall and 10-inches circumference, it can't be a bore-brush for a handgun or rifle... perhaps a cannon. But nobody would patent a cannon bore-brush. (The market would be too small.) So, I think it's much more likely that Bowwinklles guess (he said maybe) "a stove pipe/chimney brush" is the correct ID of the object. The market for that would be enormous... especially back when most people were heating their home or business with wood or coal.
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    not the same.
    But interesting still.
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    Here's a device to repair square clay tile chimney liners.
    Wonder if mudding joints in round tiles/liners could be done with the round o.p.'s device?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCannonballGuy View Post
    Cuda74 wrote:
    > The only marking is a number on the loop of 8181973.

    I wonder if US Patent numbers go that high. If so, do some research on it.

    Cuda74 also wrote:
    > Brass bore brush?

    At 5 inches tall and 10-inches circumference, it can't be a bore-brush for a handgun or rifle... perhaps a cannon. But nobody would patent a cannon bore-brush. (The market would be too small.) So, I think it's much more likely that Bowwinklles guess (he said maybe) "a stove pipe/chimney brush" is the correct ID of the object. The market for that would be enormous... especially back when most people were heating their home or business with wood or coal.


    Hey TCBG could it be a barrel tampion?
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    Ffuries wrote:
    > Hey TCBG could it be a barrel tampion?

    That's a "reasonable" guess, my friend. But I'm sure the answer is no, not a cannonbarrel tompion... which is intended to make a waterproof seal, and this device clearly would not. Also, a tompion has a lip on its outer end, to keep it from slipping down too far inside the muzzle.

    The finder says this object has a band of "wiry" felt... which sounds a material which is intended to scrub soot from the inside of a fireplace/stove's smokepipe. The wiry felt on this object does have the appearance of being black soot-stained.

    The seven-digit number marked on the (metal?) loop was put there for a reason, of course. I think the number will turn out to be a major clue for correctly identifying this mystery-object. I used my US Patent Search link to see if the number is a US Patent... but Patent #8181973 was issued in 2012 for "clamping apparatus for a reciprocating tool." . I'm too brain-foggy from medication to figure how to do another version of search.

    Cuda74, are you sure the number you typed in your post (8181973) is the actual number on the object?
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    Hi.
    Yep, certain that's it. Had to put my glasses on under a bright light to see it...LOL. I sure appreciate all the inputs, I can honestly say I never thought of the chimney pipe cleaner angle.
    This was in the middle of a farm field of an old homestead with a bunch of cows running around. Because of the shape, when I started seeing it I thought of a grenade until I cleaned it off a bit.
    Regards.

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    I doubt it's anything to do with a cannon with a loop on one end. Bore swabs and brushes have to go two directions.
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    With a 10 inch circumference the diameter would be a little over 3 inches. Hardly big enough for a wood or coal flue.
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    That is a bore brush... it's WW2 era for a 75mm gun. It was designed to be mounted on a threaded ram rod, or to be drawn through the bore using a rope by the eyelet.

    I can't find a good link right offhand but here's an ebay listing https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/WWII-US-...-/350894225440
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOLA_Ken View Post
    That is a bore brush... it's WW2 era for a 75mm gun. It was designed to be mounted on a threaded ram rod, or to be drawn through the bore using a rope by the eyelet.

    I can't find a good link right offhand but here's an ebay listing https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/WWII-US-...-/350894225440
    Wow!
    Great i.d..

    Here's another site with some pics.
    https://westland.nl/product/5449
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    Awesome, thanks for the info, I really appreciate it.
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