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artemiis29
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Date: 10/22/13 4:31 PM

Anybody have a clue what this is? A friend speculated that it could be part of a "Serger." I bought it at Goodwill, based solely off the fact that it put me at a loss for words. I cannot find anything on Google, and I have absolutely no ideas.


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Date: 10/22/13 4:33 PM

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Date: 10/22/13 4:57 PM

It looks like a thread tension item. But, I am often wrong, especially when I firmly believe I am totally correct.

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Date: 10/22/13 5:02 PM

Definitely holds thread and the two round sections with numbers on them lead me to believe it is for tension.

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Date: 10/22/13 5:56 PM

being mildly obsessed with knitting machines at the mo I think it looks like a thread/yarn carrier with tension gauges.

I'm thinking I'd enjoy shopping with you :)

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Date: 10/22/13 6:17 PM

Hah, I had no idea what I was getting! I still don't, really. I thought it was some kind of kitchen utensil lol

Thanks for the help everyone. I got more of an idea than I really expected, honestly

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Date: 10/22/13 7:03 PM

This is the thread tension unit for a knitting machine. There is a rod from the knitting machine that it fits into. Looks like it is from an old singer punchcard machineto me.
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Date: 10/22/13 7:47 PM

Looks like it carries 2 strands, cool machine probably ;)

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Date: 10/22/13 8:23 PM

Artemis - I have done the same thing. Some objects are just too fascinating to pass up!

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Date: 10/23/13 11:57 AM

I agree with Liz, it is from a knitting machine.

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