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    What is this object?

    Hi all.
    I found this in a shed clean-up. Any ideas what it is?

    object by david-carroll, on Flickr

    ...and don't say "A yellow tape measure"!
    Last edited by dacar; 15-11-2013 at 10:25am.

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    looks like a home made rail spike removal tool, pigs foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dacar View Post
    ...and don't say "A yellow tape measure"!
    Then why post that photo

    Better still clone the tape measure out..
    Last edited by Mary Anne; 15-11-2013 at 10:46am.
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    Could be for turning off/on water mains or the like.

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    My initial thought was for a peg lifter/ railway spike lifter.

    The more I thought about it the more options came up though, manhole lifter, albeit probably too small for something like that.

    Looks home made regardless.

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    Looks like the thing you screw into a car jack to me

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    If it is from a farm that has a bit of irrigation, I agree that it could be for turning taps on and off. Saves bending down.

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    wigwam for a gooses bridle

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    a tool for turning taps on and off where they can't be easily reached. like in a hole
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    I agree with Mudman, I have been at sea for many years as a marine engineer we use these for turning valves (or taps) on and of when they are out of reach

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    Agree. These things are great for turning the water mains off. Particularly if they are a bit stuck. Beats getting down on your knees in the mud with a shifter.

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