Telescoping Handle

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  1. Gus Tuason

    Gus Tuason Well-Known Member

    Picked this up recently. Seller had this listed as a brass extension and thought it was to lift a pot or pan. I don't think that he knew than it was telescoping. I haven't tested it yet but I'm pretty sure it will it is low grade rolled gold with the working end being wash over brass. Compressed, it measures approx 7 - 1/2". Elongated it measures approx 11". The working end can be unscrewed from the handle. The working end has a "U" shaped fork overhung by a spatula shape. The spatula shape has a lever, which when pulled down causes the spatula, or tongue to pull away from the "U". When lifted up it lifts the tongue and locks the tongue in place. It very much reminds me of a telescoping handle for opera glasses. If it is, how does it attach?
     
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Did you forget the pictures Gus?
     
  3. Gus Tuason

    Gus Tuason Well-Known Member

    yes. Forgot how to....
     
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  6. Gus Tuason

    Gus Tuason Well-Known Member

    handle a.jpg handle b.jpg handle c.jpg handle d.jpg handle e.jpg handle f.jpg
     
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  7. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Last edited: Jun 11, 2021 at 7:12 PM
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  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Sorry. Not a clue.

    Debora
     
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

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  12. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I wonder if it's not for opera glasses.

    Debora
     
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  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Yep. That seems right.

    Debora

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  14. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    Great! Something which I've never seen, but have to have!

    Now I have to track one down, and add it to my collection!

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  15. Gus Tuason

    Gus Tuason Well-Known Member

    Thanks Debora. I see 2 that in the bunch that have grapplers like mine. Now it's just a case of case of figuring out exactly where the grapplers grap!
     
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  16. Gus Tuason

    Gus Tuason Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info. I copied and filed for next time. Gus
































    Got it. Thanks for the help. I'll do better next time. Gus
     
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  17. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Credit goes to komokawa for the direction to spy glasses.

    Debora
     
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  18. Gus Tuason

    Gus Tuason Well-Known Member

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  19. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    The grapplers sort of go on the bridge of the opera glasses - for stability.
     
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  20. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Think mini hand held tripod.
     
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