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Anyone know what this is? Found in my house. #5260870 11/07/19 01:51 PM
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I found this the other day while wiring up a light fixture going to my cellar, it was sitting next to the door header.
Looks like it say's (DRIER) on it with raised letters and across from it an arrow. I took it apart found a small spring in it.
Look's old, just wondering what it is.Thank's !
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Re: Anyone know what this is? Found in my house. [Re: rollinpete] #5260911 11/07/19 02:47 PM
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If your building is very old....it could be a gas fixture (used for lighting before electricity).
I've seen gas light fixtures in Old Law Tenements (pre 1901 built) in NYC.....


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Re: Anyone know what this is? Found in my house. [Re: rollinpete] #5260915 11/07/19 02:55 PM
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used to hold spring retractable cord for clothesline. Cord rotted and spring retractor broke missing.

Re: Anyone know what this is? Found in my house. [Re: ragtoplvr] #5260954 11/07/19 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ragtoplvr
used to hold spring retractable cord for clothesline. Cord rotted and spring retractor broke missing.




Wow! Good call. I bet that's exactly what that is. Would have never guessed it.


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Re: Anyone know what this is? Found in my house. [Re: rollinpete] #5260981 11/07/19 04:07 PM
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Looks like a penny. What's that thing under it?

Re: Anyone know what this is? Found in my house. [Re: ragtoplvr] #5260988 11/07/19 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ragtoplvr
used to hold spring retractable cord for clothesline. Cord rotted and spring retractor broke missing.



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Re: Anyone know what this is? Found in my house. [Re: rollinpete] #5261085 11/07/19 06:12 PM
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So everyone's consensus it's a clothesline mechanism from the year? This thing is heavy duty, and looks well made.
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My guess was a transom window counterweight spring. The old transom windows had either a chain or rope to counter-balance the weight of the window to make it easier to open or close.

Re: Anyone know what this is? Found in my house. [Re: rollinpete] #5261135 11/07/19 07:06 PM
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a cottonmouth stopper.


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Re: Anyone know what this is? Found in my house. [Re: rollinpete] #5261191 11/07/19 08:32 PM
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Looks like the remains of an old window balancer.


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Re: Anyone know what this is? Found in my house. [Re: atikovi] #5261916 11/08/19 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Looks like a penny. What's that thing under it?


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