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274828 Don Schwartz <dks@t...> 2021‑11‑23 Re: Tool Mystery
On 2021-11-22 9:21 p.m., Joshua Clark wrote:
> Fantastic! Thank you, Peter. I'm sure the museum will be happy to hear that
> it's been identified. Apparently it's been there for some time with many
> guesses, all incorrect.
>
> Thanks again, Galoots.
> Josh
>
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 11:18 PM Curt Seeliger  wrote:
>
>> In less than an hour, Peter nails it as a folding boot jack. I had no idea
>> such a thing existed. The metal doodads are boot pullers and don't attach
>> to the wooden jack. Huh.
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 22, 2021 at 8:06 PM Peter McBride 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> That is a folding boot jack with boot hooks. The hooks have lost some of
>>> the nice tooling on the ends of the handles.
>>>
>>> tinyurl.com/3cum64js
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> 
>
>
It seems to me this is not the sort of thing one has lying around the 
house - or barn even. It folds up the way it does because it's meant for 
travel - a traveler's folding boot jack!

FWIW

Don

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Recent Bios FAQ