Featured Mystery Tool for Your Delight; No Maker's Mark

Discussion in 'Tools' started by wlwhittier, Dec 31, 2023.

  1. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    I think I know what its design purpose is...an' will reveal that as soon as y'all either ID it correctly, or ignore it in abject frustration. There're no helpful marks, patent dates or other clues on it. Thanks for lookin'!

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  2. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

  3. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    'Chesterton's gauge Glass Cutter' or perhaps a Bongo Mounting Bracket ? I have it on good authority you were in a rather celebrated Bongo Orchestra back in your coffee house days.
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    yup, that little wheel is a cutter...or scorer , alright !!
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  5. Brian Warshaw

    Brian Warshaw Well-Known Member

    I'll go for an early jar top opener, knurled screw remover, or HP sauce bottle top opener.
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  6. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Naw...wuz only a Hanger-on. I'm as musical as a stove dropped 6 feet. Frank Zappa was 1 or 2 years ahead of me in our high school, an' he was particularly skilled with Bongos...I barely knew him then, an' didn't follow his music later. Named his kids weird...Moon Unit, an' Dweezil, iirc. One strange fellow!
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  7. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    He was a magnificent composer and a brilliant musician.
    And a smart and clever lyricist.
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    & a dental floss farmer !!!
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  9. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Gad zeeks Whit,you Sir are deucedly clever this eve.So you were one of the Dental Flossing cohort that ran with Zappa at Antelope Valley Hi in Lancaster ?

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  10. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Nope. Mission Bay High School, San Diego, California...I was '58, Frank was '57 or '56. Antelope Valley High had to have been before...or after my time there.
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  11. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Hmm...Dunno about that. By time I got religion about flossing, it was too late!
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