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    Senior Member Bottle Finder Terphunter's Avatar
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    Not sure what it is....

    Well it's been a while since posting.
    I was out doing some exploring the other day in a dump that I was hoping would be older(looked to be 1940-60's) and I found a neat thing that I thought at first was an old clay target type thrower. Then maybe an old artificial Christmas tree stand. After looking up all possible images I am still stumped? Any ideas?
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    Senior Member Bottle Master anj2006's Avatar
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    It does look like a clay target thrower! That would have been my first guess. Its pretty neat looking though!!

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    Senior Member Bottle Master Harry Pristis's Avatar
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    This device reminds me somehow of a shot-shell loader. It's nothing specific, just an impression.

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    Thanks all. The springs are curious. The top portion is mostly solid...still a mystery

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    Anything stamped on it???

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    No nothing. The springs are heavy duty as is the rest of it. One of the four arms is about 2" shorter than the rest. The top portion is on a a big threaded bolt type thing to possibly adjust height.

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    I would say a shot shell loader,also and a very old one! The tray under the top portion, appears to catch spilled shot or powder. May be for the old brass shells, having multiple loading slots, and if 50 to 75 years old, Pacific, Lee, MEC. But possibly much older, shooting clubs used that type, 100 plus years ago, or market hunters, they were made by big hardware chains , Sears Roebuck,and firearms companies, such as Marlin, Remington , Ballard, and Winchester. The shell retainer is missing, which holds multiple cartridges, and the primer seating , and crimping tool. Measure the length and width of the individual shell holder, curious to know, if it a 12 ga, 10 gauge or even a 8 bore! Also, there is a group of collectors for these online.
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    The bottom of an old washing machine???? Never seen an old shot shell loader, if it is its really cool!!!

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    Pretty sure it is the metal parts of a wooden office chair. In the first picture the device is upside down. The four arms attach to the bottom of the seat of the chair, and the opposite end would have four legs attached. This central part of it will have an acme thread in the center to allow the chair seat to be raised and lowered, and the springs allow the back to recline and spring back to upright when you lean forward.

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    Owen is right metal parts of an old wooden office chair........



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