Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What is it???

We found this in the attic of the house and just can't figure out what it is.  I've asked every contractor and sales person that's walked through.  But all we've gotten is a lot of head scratching.

So I thought I would try a broader audience.  What do you think?  It's obviously hand made and was designed to clamp onto something.  The spring action is pretty clever.  And it slides up and down on a couple of dowels.  But we have no idea what it's for.
This spring keeps tension for holding power

Clever, don't you think?
We would love to hear your ideas!

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  1. It's a part of a frame for a loom, I think.

  2. I think it's part of a quilt stand to hold the quilt for hand quilting

  3. Yep, I immediately thought a quilt frame. A woman with a genious for a hubby;) Love those guys :)

  4. Mystery solved! Thanks to Facebook, we heard from the granddaughter of the original owner. Turns out it's a device used for making braided rugs. I'm so happy to finally know what it is!! It's been driving me crazy for months :-)

    Thanks to everyone for their help and ideas!



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