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Old 02-25-2015, 11:03 AM
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A fb friend came across this in his father-in-law's tool box. Anyone know what it is?
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:15 AM
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A serious instrument of torture?
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A fb friend came across this in his father-in-law's tool box. Anyone know what it is?
If it has a patent number on it, you might be able to search for it that way.

It looks like something that would have been used to "thread" or "weave" something. I searched several hundred "old" tools photos and did not find anything that even remotely resembles it.

Maybe you could call someone at Guantanamo Bay.
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I appears to be a "Chinese Antique Puzzle 9 Linked Ring Jiu-lian-huan Iq Game", and not a tool after all. Worth in the whopping $ 10 range.
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A fb friend came across this in his father-in-law's tool box. Anyone know what it is?
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I appears to be a "Chinese Antique Puzzle 9 Linked Ring Jiu-lian-huan Iq Game", and not a tool after all. Worth in the whopping $ 10 range.
Yep.
We used to make them, as kids............
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It's a "Gonkulator". ("I could just scream!"). Sometimes found on PT boats.
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Chinese Antique Puzzle 9 Linked Ring Jiu-lian-huan Iq Game Brain Storm Gift Box
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Wondering how hard it is to solve? Apparently in China, three year olds can solve it.
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