[PW] Subject: Mystery Tool

Sara Bernelli sbernelli at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 17 09:21:49 PDT 2016


My research shows (take your pick):


1) A thread tower for a sewing machine or embroidery


2) Looks like it's upside down. A homemade tool rack, designed for one person's specific set of tools. It would have been mounted to a half-wall or similar suspended divider probably about waist height with the two large lateral bolts, and was meant to hold a fair amount of weight. The various holes hold hand tools with shafts, such as screwdrivers. The ones on the side have slots where you can slide them out without lifting them up completely. The hooks on the edges are for smaller tools with rings for hanging.  The smaller vertical on one side probably held a slim file or other long, thin tool in the middle hole. The eye screws on the sides of that would have been for more (and smaller) shaft tools, and the hooked spike was probably for keys.


Sara

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Hearty congrats, Fred.

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> On Aug 14, 2016, at 10:17 AM, Donna Halper <dlh at donnahalper.com> wrote:
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> hats off to our own Fred Shapiro, quote-expert extraordinaire, for the excellent mention in today's Boston Globe, about the proliferation of fake quotes. http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2016/08/10/the-timeless-plague-incorrect-quotation/Ub3H99SAn8jN1PaM2oIL5J/story.html?event=event25
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Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:00:39 -0400
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A friend found this tool in an attic and was wondering what it was.  Any
clues?

Here's the picture:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tigerknitting/shares/q5T8uy

Thanks in advance!

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Jocelyn Shaw, MLIS
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Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:08:15 -0500
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On 8/15/2016 8:00 AM, Jocelyn Shaw wrote:
> A friend found this tool in an attic and was wondering what it was.  Any
> clues?
>
> Here's the picture:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/tigerknitting/shares/q5T8uy
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
No first hand knowledge but why would I allow that to prevent me from
speculating?

It seems clear that loops of thread hung down from one, several, or all
of the lower hooks where slotted holes are intended to allow threading
the gadget. It seems unlikely that this frame would be used for drying
dyed thread, or else the frame would be discolored ~ but it is possible
that the effect of this frame was to straighten washed thread....


Brian W



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Well-deserved congratulations to Fred Shapiro and Nigel Rees. They
have been brilliantly uncovering the true origins of quotations for
many years, and it is nice to see the Boston Globe acknowledge their
valuable efforts.

Garson

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> hats off to our own Fred Shapiro, quote-expert extraordinaire, for the
> excellent mention in today's Boston Globe, about the proliferation of fake
> quotes.
> http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2016/08/10/the-timeless-plague-incorrect-quotation/Ub3H99SAn8jN1PaM2oIL5J/story.html?event=event25
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