What on earth is this?

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  1. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Member

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    I bought a box of things from a farm which in turn came from Devon. In it was two lovely digging hoes by Morris of Dunsford, and this odd contraption. It’s a belt with many hooks - barely fits around my wrist though! No idea what it is.
     
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  2. 123hotchef Member

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    weird i am sure someone will know
     
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  3. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    old horse tackle ?
     
  4. Hood

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    If it hardly fits his wrist I am not sure it will fit a horses tackle :D
     
  5. Craig-SM

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    It’s for hanging horse tackle off when grooming in the field, where you strap it to a tree trunk and hang stuff from it to prevent it getting muddy. Probably an old WW1 cavalry issue.
     
  6. slim_boy_fat

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    OP said it hardy goes round his wrist, so unless you meant a branch.
    I reckon it's an accessory for an overworked cloakroom attendant in the old days. :D [coat > door :scared:]
     
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  7. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Member

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    I want to see a picture of another one, so I know what it is for sure!
     
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  8. Wozza317

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    Looks like an attachment for a working horse harness, had a search but couldn't find anything similar. Stuff likes this does my head in :)
     
  9. mrsbruce

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    Could be a one off someone had made for themselves.
     
  10. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Member

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    ...but pray, what for?
     
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  11. Anguz Member

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    Hanging things off of something smaller then a wrist:scared:
     
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  12. brightspark

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    bondage :dontknow::laughing:
     
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  13. mrsbruce

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    Big market for leather bondage gear. Very ‘niche’, but apparently quite profitable.:whistle:


    As to what it is actually for, unless there are two in the world, then “for hanging stuff off” is as close as we can get.:laughing:
     
  14. mrsbruce

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    When we dig up something unknown when metal detecting, the reply to “what is it” is usually “it’s a thing”, said with great confidence.:laughing:

    Metal detectorists can be very helpful at times......
     
  15. Dieselkid 63

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    I got some nice wrought iron chain with it as well, loads of random bits and bobs
     
  16. hotponyshoes Member

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    That looks very much like the sort of thing a gun dog trainer would use.
    You hang the dog leads in the small hooks and hang the training dummy on the bigger one to stop it getting your leg wet.
    The ones I have seen have a couple of loops on the back so you thread your existing belt through them.
    I wonder if this one is designed to add onto the outside of a cartridge bag or something, maybe metal tapered bit on the back sits in the female part of a latch that would be used to keep the bag shut
     
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  17. gt6s Member

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    It is a bin insert You insert it in the bin.
     
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  18. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Member

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    Pity you didn’t do that with this comment before you wrote it :vsad:
     
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  19. mike 109444

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    It's what you use when fishing for your cod piece, hence the long hook on the end and you can figure where it goes ;)
     
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  20. mike 109444

    mike 109444 Member

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    Thems a funny lot in Devon mind....
     
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