world famous bobski mystery thing, pic #251

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by bobski, May 3, 2013.

  1. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    huge springs.....but what for?
     

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  2. boatme98

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    Jolly green giants clothespin.
    The wood has obviously long since decayed.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Seat springs for bicycle or motorcycle?
     
  4. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Industrial sized mouse trap?
     
  5. rurak

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    Looks like a spring for a large rodent trap. Rats maybe or even larger ..... my father has a trap with that same spring on it. The wood part is probably two feet long by one foot wide.
     
  6. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    remember, dad was a carpenter.
    so im going to guess something to do with a gate?
     
  7. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    I've seen these I just can't remember where? or what they are?
     
  8. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I agree Bobski , an assist for a heavy door..! Horizontal lifting up..?
     
  9. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    in order to put it to rest, if anyone can find a pic of one in use.....thatll settle any doubts.
     
  10. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    have we stumped the chumps?
     
  11. eatmydust

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    Are those rollers on the flat end away from the springs?
     
  12. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    thye dont roll. more of a skid surface to protect whatever goes in there.
     
  13. MOshooter

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    I'm thinkin' The stumped chump posted the picture? :p LOL jkg.
     
  14. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    its stumped me for 10 years!
     
  15. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    :) I don't like being stumped Bobski,i've searched all types of U-shaped torsion springs on the web....I still haven't found that spring on the internet?

    I need to show the picture to my Dad who is 71 and spent his whole life in const.and a avid auction goer,i'm sure he knows what these are.I've seen them I just can't place where or what they were used for?
     
  16. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    looks like you got some homework!


    btw, 3 slots left for 5 oct ftf shoot. even if ya dont shoot, youre more than welcome to hang out with us .
     
  17. MOshooter

    MOshooter New Member

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    Bobski Thank you for the invitation Sir.
     
  18. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    still stumped!!