What is it? #447

Bamber

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What is the function of these objects?

 

stevent222

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Equestrians used these to sort and mesure a hores tail for braiding.
 

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They are nothing to do with food and although nothing to do with any creature this...
Equestrians used these to sort and mesure a hores tail for braiding.
...is the closest answer so far, in that they are used to measure and they may be found in a blacksmiths.
 

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Well guys, been absent for a little while, so have just got back. Read through all the posts here, and I though cheese grater was very close, but after seeing what Bamber posted, and the 'may' be in a blacksmith's ~ I was thinking about what if that blacksmith was also a 'farrier' and therefore could they be 'farrier's rasps' for smoothing the horse's hoof before fitting the shoe?
 

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As the granddaughter of a blacksmith I am very disappointed in myself for so not knowing what this is. I am a disgrace to my own kind.



Is it a bolster plate? (I even had to look up the english word as if it wasn´t already bad enough) :cry:
 
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Bamber

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Not bolster plates.
The holes are VERY important: that's what they are all about.
 

Bamber

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As the granddaughter of a blacksmith I am very disappointed in myself for so not knowing what this is. I am a disgrace to my own kind.



Is it a bolster plate? (I even had to look up the english word as if it wasn´t already bad enough) :cry:
They wouldn't be associated with the main work of a blacksmith and some smiths will not have had any connection with them. They are to do with something metal.
 

LilMissPurrfect

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I don´t know. An anvil tool to support or help punching holes. But if it isn´t a bolster plate then I have NO idea....
 
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I would say strainers but that wouldn't measure anything
 
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