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littleghostie
« on: October 30, 2008 07:20:50 PM »

I found these in the basement of my house and have no idea what they are or how old they could be. The house is pretty old, built in 1880, and they were stuck in a crawl space.


There are 2. about the same size. the edges are smooth and rounded (kinda fatter in the middle?) And then there are notches cut out on the ends.





I have no idea... maybe parts to a rocking chair? Someone thought they might have come from a loom?

If anybody has an idea what they actually are I'm very curious and would love to know! or ideas what to do with them? I think it would be neat to find a place in the house for them.
Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008 10:56:06 PM »

Not that it will help me that much, but out of curiosity, how large are they?  I was guessing about 30 inches.

They do look interesting, and would be fun to decorate with Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2008 04:40:16 AM »

they're about 32 inches long. and they're not quit the same size.
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2008 04:49:29 AM »

Do they have any holes in them? They remind me of old oxen yokes, but I could be wrong. Maybe decorative door transoms from a log cabin? They look hand-made and rough hewn.
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littleghostie
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008 06:31:14 AM »

I don't think they're yokes. they're aren't any holes anywhere on them. My husband and I are clueless Huh

I want to stain them and use them as some sort of decoration in the house somewhere.
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terp4u2
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008 06:56:46 AM »

With the notches cut on the ends, I thought they might be springs for a wagon/cart type thing. Looks a bit like car springs.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2008 12:22:48 PM »

The only thing I could think of was struts to hold the windows open.  We've used varying sizes of rulers but those would suit the same purpose better.  See if Yankee Magazine or This Old House websites, or even your local newspaper handyperson will answer your question too - they like this kind of poser.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2008 06:26:44 PM »

Maybe you should consult an antiques expert before staining them or otherwise altering them.
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terp4u2
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2008 02:46:43 PM »

Did you ever find out what these things were?  Huh
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littleghostie
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2008 07:18:02 AM »

No, I still haven't figured out what they are. So if anybody has an idea I'd love to hear it!
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