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Sunday, November 3, 2013

What's Dis?


A TV show called "Ask This Old House" (PBS.org) has a segment in which they have a curious household or tool gizmo. One person knows what it is, but asks the other guys to guess and they all tell tall tales about its purpose. Well I found a gadget while junking this last weekend because the hubby was looking for some cheap camo clothes.

It's wooden, slides forward and back, looks like it has a long metal needle at the end and is labeled "TRU-GYDE by Wilson Brothers, Springfield, Missouri." I think I know what it's for, but can you guess?




4 comments:

  1. Darn, I thought someone would have commented so I could find out what it is. It certainly looks interesting. Just had to google and now I am wiser. :-)

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  2. After googling my guess is this has to do with rug making. Would love to see one in action one day.

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  3. It IS an antique of some sort - they don't make this quality of things much anymore! I have an antique meat slicer that looks similar to this, but has an upright blade assembly also. I'm waiting on pins and needles to know what it actually IS!

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    1. My hubbin found it on ebay and it is seems to be a hooking rug tool!

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