What is it? #488

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Two angles on this weeks object.
Roughly 7 inches, 18cm long, what is it used for?


 

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These came out in the Bronze Age and used for hand-handles to (replacing the wooden ones) cause those broke all the time) crank the catapults. It is basically the use of stored energy to hurl a projectile (the payload), without the use of an explosive. The three primary energy storage mechanisms are tension (hence the hand cranks) torsion, and gravity.
 
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#12
If you look at the top one it could be used for measuring Mickey Mouse´s ears(one at a time). Or maybe Geronimo Stiltons.
 
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That's what I like, clear and concise clues:- It does a similar job to a wrench when attaching a specific thing to a particular type of machine. Thanks a lot.
 

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There's a chance that a number of these would have recently been used in one of the US states quite extensively.
 

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everything I can think of would take a clamp, not a key lol

how 'bout a ladder to a fire truck?