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Re: What is this?
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2017, 09:11:08 PM »
Start a race. ;D
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Re: What is this?
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2017, 12:44:06 PM »
My guess would be an early version of a cattle prod. The bump would sting a bit and the noise would sure get them moving.
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Re: What is this?
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2017, 01:00:06 PM »
Flash for a old camera??
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Re: What is this?
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2017, 01:50:30 PM »
I thought that cattle prod sounded like a good guess but then, you would have to reload after one crack. I've done a bunch of Googling and haven't found anything similar.
 

 

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2017, 05:53:36 PM »
The warning may be not to use black powder?
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Re: What is this?
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2017, 06:21:11 PM »
i can read the first line on the label that says "this device was designed."  If I can read that much from here and from a picture, it doesn't seem it would take more than a magnifying glass to finish the answer to your question. 

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« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2017, 07:39:27 PM »
After looking at it again, I would say it was a thing to load powder into primers for rifle or shotgun shells, it shows no signs of blowing up.
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Re: What is this?
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2017, 10:27:06 PM »
Like woodhauler said.. old cartridge/primer reloader?  Hit the padded side w/ your hand. 

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2017, 05:58:58 PM »
I really don't know what it is !!!!! but im pretty sure its not a reloader,i do have a bunch of antique reloaders and this dont fill the bill. It is some sort of noise maker maybe  for initiation purposes for college frat houses or something. There is a reason its a padded paddle  ??? ???
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Re: What is this?
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2017, 08:52:01 PM »
It reminds me of a"slapstick", only with a lot more slap. It's obviously designed to be swung against something to get it to fire the blank, but it's padded so as to not damage whatever you are hitting. The only result would be a loud bang.
I have to agree with you, I consulted with a man who knows everything, then googled antique vaudeville slapsticks and found one very similar.
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« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2017, 09:03:05 PM »
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Re: What is this?
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2017, 10:37:52 PM »
I THINK YOU GOT IT!!  8)
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Re: What is this?
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2017, 11:07:14 PM »
Who knew?
They needed "Goat Spankers" way back then too.
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Re: What is this?
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2017, 03:45:16 PM »
After all, why do you think they call it slapstick comedy?


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Re: What is this?
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2017, 07:47:55 PM »
 8)   8)   8) 

This is great news.  I'm going to print the catalog pages for my friend that owns the device in the original post photos.


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Re: What is this?
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2017, 08:29:45 PM »
I gave you a hint on March 2. ;)
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Re: What is this?
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2017, 08:38:22 PM »
I don't think many people that use this forum were even alive when they used them. I had to consult a man much older them me who just happens to know just about everything or knows someone that does.
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