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Offline nimbleron

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What is this tool?
« on: April 06, 2017, 06:00:41 PM »
Friend found this and we want to know what it is.

Offline john k

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 10:00:42 PM »
Does it make a noise when the crank is turned?
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Offline mikeswrenches

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 07:30:53 AM »
Are there any names, patent dates or numbers, logos, or any kind of marks to get us started. Where did it come from? Sometimes the origin is a help...sometimes not.

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Offline chips

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 12:57:32 PM »
Antique candy cutter.

Offline bill300d

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2017, 05:35:52 AM »
Antique candy cutter.
Or pasta/dough was what I was thinking.
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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2017, 11:07:59 AM »
I was told it makes a "whirring" noise when cranked.

Offline Northwoods

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2017, 12:03:34 PM »
Antique candy cutter.
That was my thought.  Could cut taffy strips into bites.  I'd eat some if you cleaned it up.
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Offline turnnut

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2017, 05:56:15 PM »
 is it all steel ?   or are some parts brass. 

Offline chips

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2017, 02:51:58 PM »
Google image search Thomas Mills Kiss Knocker.  It cuts taffy.

Offline nimbleron

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2017, 07:00:14 PM »
It sure looks like that taffy cutter - thanks chips!
I'll have to get a photo from my friend of the other side to confirm.

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2017, 09:30:46 AM »
Can of Labatt Blue for scale. I think me and your friend would get along just fine.
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