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For peeling or segmenting fruit?
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For scoring something like a pizza or orange peel before serving?
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No but you are both in the right area. It has a very specific use.

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A chestnut skin splitter prior roasting.
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plaques wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 22:00 A chestnut skin splitter prior roasting.
No.
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Is it for cleaning the groove out on the nut?
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It would be handy for pressing keypads when shopping to avoid the virus. Could be a stone age plastic arrow head. Scraping excess makeup off after a night out, I give in.
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Chestnut peeler? Does it clip on the thumb?
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I've got to give it to Gloria. It is spoon shaped and is for scooping out the chestnuts, but the other side has a small serrated edge that I'm guessing is for removing the skins. It came with the chestnuts. We get free skin peelers/cutters, like Maz and Stanley suggested, but they are different.

Actually Gloria may be right, it could be spoon-shaped to accommodate the thumb and just a skin peeler and not a scoop.
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plaques wrote: 18 Nov 2020, 08:50 It would be handy for pressing keypads when shopping to avoid the virus.
I have a widget just for that, also useful for pulling open doors :biggrin2:
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Now, just for fun, what's the '2000' for that's also on my key ring?
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A crown cork bottle opener in the days before cans. Or a thingy for taking stones out of horses hoofs? :laugh5:
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Is it a Millenium Bug keyring?
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Plaques got it
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If you carry that in your trouser pocket I'll bet it wears them out quickly!
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And I wouldn’t want to meet him down a dark alley. Hehe
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What is it?
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Looks like a plumber's mat for protecting surrounding stuff when soldering pipe joints.
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I think we have had this before.
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Cathy wrote: 19 Nov 2020, 13:46 I think we have had this before.
I know we've had it before but the trouble is I can't remember what it was for.
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chinatyke wrote: 19 Nov 2020, 14:48 Cathy wrote: ↑19 Nov 2020, 14:46
I think we have had this before.
I know we've had it before but the trouble is I can't remember what it was for.
And it was you that finally got it. :laugh5:
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Plumbers soldered joint wipe.
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An oil lamp wick?
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Gas lamp mantle
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Hee hee. All good responses but Wendy sneaked up on all of you , it's a new wick for a brooder lamp with a big burner. I once bought a fist-full for the Ellenroad Engine.

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Here's the crosshead. If you follow the pipe from the lubricator you'll see it goes to a circular object hanging in the track of the crosshead. This is a piece of thick wick like our mystery object. The hole for the lubrication of the crosshead bearing had a cup with a flat plate mounted on the top which brushed the wick each time it passed it. As it did it picked up a drop of oil which drained into the cup below and from there into the crosshead pin. You needed to know that!
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plaques wrote: 19 Nov 2020, 19:38
chinatyke wrote: 19 Nov 2020, 14:48 Cathy wrote: ↑19 Nov 2020, 14:46
I think we have had this before.
I know we've had it before but the trouble is I can't remember what it was for.
And it was you that finally got it. :laugh5:
Was it really? That's the beauty of Alzheimer's, I experience new things every day. :biggrin2:
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