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Offline skipskip

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farm thing that has me baffled
« on: January 14, 2019, 12:26:26 PM »
this is a wood box with a roller inside.

Has a place for a handle on one side

I though butter churn, but it doesn't open or come apart

roller is wood with a coating on it.

looks like it might have had a cover at one time

Any ideas at all?

Thanks

Skip


jan294 by Skip Albright, on Flickr

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Re: farm thing that has me baffled
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 12:41:34 PM »
That flatbar band in the second picture looks like it might be a brake so that leads me to think the drum was for storing some kind of string, wire, or some thing similar and you would use the brake to control how fast the sting or whatever was pulled out which would prevent it from get tangled up. Maybe some long survey chain or a type of measuring device.

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Re: farm thing that has me baffled
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 06:57:43 PM »
that seems right, there is a bit of wire or thin cord sticking out of the rim.


maybe it's a reel for dynamite wire
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