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Adirondack case guy

01-03-2018 09:11:15

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I am not sure what it is. I have been told that it is a measuring tool. Supposedly had 16.5' of cord on it which when unrolled would measure 1 Rod.
It is 22" long overall. The point which is fitted into the hollowed out round of wood, has 9" protruding. The point is slid about halfway into the round, and the top is hollow down to the end of the point. The cording on the point end was originally fastened in place with small brads. That cord has been broken off, so it doesn't wrap up to the brads now. One end of larger cord on is tied and staked with brads at the top of the round. The top cord currently measures 13' from center of tool to it's end. It could have been broken off also???? This is something that my grandfather had, and probably old when and if, he used it.

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01-04-2018 08:23:55

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 Re: Tool Of The Day in reply to Adirondack case guy, 01-03-2018 09:11:15  
Looks like maybe bamboo?

Why make it hollow?

Was your GF in WWII and after Japan surrender?

Maybe nothing to do with measuring anything.

Maybe a bill net float?

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01-04-2018 05:48:54

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 Re: Tool Of The Day in reply to Adirondack case guy, 01-03-2018 09:11:15  
Weren't surveys in our area originally done in rods chains and links? Maybe a rough survey tool.

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farmall 400

01-03-2018 17:50:40

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 Re: Tool Of The Day in reply to Adirondack case guy, 01-03-2018 09:11:15  
what is total length of both lines?' Maybe they add up to a rod

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Adirondack case guy

01-03-2018 18:01:54

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 Re: Tool Of The Day in reply to farmall 400, 01-03-2018 17:50:40  
A rod, is 16-1/2 feet. As I stated the top cord is a bit short of that. I believe the bottom lighter cord was intended to prevent the hollowed out round from splitting, since it was staked in to the round with brads so It could not unravel.

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