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Old 09-28-2020, 04:26 PM
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Not sure what this actually is....hope the pros here can tell me ..it was under an over hang under a thick cover of leaves...
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Old 09-28-2020, 06:37 PM
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A hook for hay bales, or possibly a butcher's hook? Size reference will help, but I'm sure someone will recognize it. Cool relic!

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Old 09-28-2020, 09:06 PM
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Could be a butcher hook. Could be a harness hanger. Without a clear pic and a size reference it's tough to tell what it is.

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Old 09-29-2020, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
A hook for hay bales, or possibly a butcher's hook? Size reference will help, but I'm sure someone will recognize it. Cool relic!
Its about 20 plus inches from the bend to the top , there are threads that start near the beginning of the "hook" but only go for about 5 inches up the shaft , you can see the butterfly "nut" on the threads i dont understand what those threads and butterfly nut could possibly be for ...i dont think there would be threads near the hook of a meat hook as that wouldnt be sanitary.. but maybe they werent as hip to sanitary rules back then?
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Old 09-29-2020, 12:48 PM
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Looks like it might be a hook that attached to the rafters to hang stuff from.
The small hook would go over the rafter and the other small attachment would slide up and the nut would tighten and hold it in place.

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Old 09-29-2020, 01:23 PM
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yeah my guess is also meat hooks or for hay.

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Old 09-29-2020, 04:17 PM
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Looks like it might be a hook that attached to the rafters to hang stuff from.
The small hook would go over the rafter and the other small attachment would slide up and the nut would tighten and hold it in place.
The threads dont do the length of the shaft..weird.. in this pic u see the threads are close to the hook..seems pretty useless
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Old 09-29-2020, 07:08 PM
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I think there was a spring between the wing nut and the sliding thing.

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Old 09-29-2020, 07:46 PM
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Looks like it would fasten/clamp to something (like an I-beam) and you would tighten up the wing nut to temporarily keep it from falling off. Then something would hang on the hook (like a ladder or similar)...
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Old 09-29-2020, 07:50 PM
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The big hook is sharp. Meat hook or smoke house hook.
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