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    Any idea what this is? It's cast iron, 5" tall and is made of two pieces - the large piece and what seems to be a base that fits inside it. It looks old but may not be. Any ideas?



  • #2
    I'm sure you have looked for casting information . . frequently they cast the mfg's name and stuff into it . . . might help
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    • #3
      Looks like something you could put a candle in...maybe the top and bottom of some old street lamp?

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      • #4
        Possibly a garlic roaster

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        • #5
          Originally posted by prwhite View Post
          Possibly a garlic roaster
          Maybe for elephant garlic!

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          • #6
            looks like a lamp.....
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            • #7
              The way the bottom base fits in to the dome in the first picture (inverted from the second picture) indicates that whatever fits on top of that base may have some substantial heat to it (candle, kerosene or oil lamp, etc.) It looks like it designed that way to protect the surface of whatever this thing sits on. I doubt if it's just a free-standing candle, as, the wax would melt and fall through the slots in the base.

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              • #8
                It's for holding string.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by keith1 View Post
                  It's for holding string.
                  Now that's an idea I haven't heard.

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                  • #10
                    He might be right, seeing the hole on the top. If it was some sort of light source, you probably only have a portion of the whole mechanism.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gordo View Post

                      Now that's an idea I haven't heard.
                      My grandmother had something similar to hold balls of string. It wasn't as ornate as yours Gordo.

                      I don't have a photo of it but I found something similar... see the link below.
                      Last edited by Tim-Ellis; 11-22-2016, 06:27 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PricelineNegotiator View Post
                        He might be right, seeing the hole on the top.
                        Tsk. I am right. Often used in bakeries or butcher shops, or anywhere packages were wrapped up and tied with string/twine. Cast iron was used so the ball of string didn't go flying across the room when one pulled on the end.

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                        • #13
                          Yup, string holder.
                          https://www.decorsteals.com/utilitar...-set-of-3.html

                          Strange how a everyday object from a generation or so ago like that is a source of question today, not going to be long and I expect my granddaughter will ask questions like: "Granddad what is this thing?" Pointing to a LP record. "What, long play was 25 minutes in your day?"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Slammer View Post
                            Yup, string holder.
                            https://www.decorsteals.com/utilitar...-set-of-3.html

                            Strange how a everyday object from a generation or so ago like that is a source of question today, not going to be long and I expect my granddaughter will ask questions like: "Granddad what is this thing?" Pointing to a LP record. "What, long play was 25 minutes in your day?"
                            Unlike tape, LP's appear to be making a comeback of sorts. I still have a couple hundred or so. Had about double that but my house was robbed years ago. I play them on occasion and they do sound damn good (on decent equipment). Biggest negative, as you point out, is playing time. Gotta get up and turn the record over every 20 - 25 minutes. We have machines for turning lifts of paper. You wouldn't think a machine to flip a record would be such a stretch. Course it would need to be operated by remote control . . .

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by keith1 View Post

                              Unlike tape, LP's appear to be making a comeback of sorts.
                              Don't dismiss tape so quickly, a new cassette shop has just opened its doors in Toronto the Good: https://www.thestar.com/entertainmen...tte-store.html

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