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Old 10-16-2016, 07:37 AM
Spoke Spoke is offline
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Originally Posted by Joey P View Post
However, before you put too much thought into it, keep in mind that someone could have just been playing with a new lathe. Made one...whatever it is, then had enough extra stock left over to make it again on the other side without having to reset everything and 100 years later confused heirs are trying to figure out what it was used for.
I think I may have come to that conclusion. This could have been produced by one of my uncles playing around with a lathe. Maybe they gave it to my aunt and she kept it for sentimental reasons.

On the other hand, like guestchaz, I have the nagging feeling I've seen something like this before.

To answer questions:

This is one single, solid piece.

My Aunt was not of "British church-going stock." She was United Methodist, and our family has been in the South for hundreds of years.

Last edited by Spoke; 10-16-2016 at 07:37 AM.