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steve h23/10/2012 09:49:09
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Hello all,

We have some friends in Belgium who knew a carpenter that passed away some time ago and this is one of the items that was left in his workshop - and nobody knows what it is - I certainly have no idea -

Can anyone shed any light on this?

. It is about 6’ tall and either a vice type thing or a press or nutcracker for giant nuts! Bottom bit opens to catch something? (their description)

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Edited By steve h on 23/10/2012 10:01:25

Oddjob23/10/2012 19:58:42
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Or perhaps a guillotine!wink

Richard

steve h24/10/2012 14:05:15
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Don't think the Belgians were ever into that one Richard - just their neighbours!

smiley

Shame the pictures are not a bit better - but it looks to me like the blocks are cut at a 45 degree angle - which confused me even more (not difficult embarrassed)

Steve

daveO24/10/2012 18:24:47
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its not a cheese press is it

dave

gerald meager26/10/2012 19:40:33
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could it be the right height for human nuts ouch and be a medeval torture machine

Ron Davis27/10/2012 17:58:06
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Are there any more photo's? Especially inside the device.

Ron

steve h06/11/2012 14:14:30
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What are your thoughts Ron?

Thanks

Steve

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