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01/30/2006 09:46:07 PM · #1
Does anyone have any idea what this is a picture of?

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01/30/2006 09:52:59 PM · #2
Ahh, the good old Zobisaro XII. Often used by CIA to torture prisoners.

Hints, it's not a nut cracked but

01/30/2006 09:56:29 PM · #3
Honestly, I am not sure I want to know :)
01/30/2006 09:57:33 PM · #4
That would be a bannana coring instrument.
01/30/2006 09:57:58 PM · #5
There was this one guy, he only lasted about 5 minutes, then he tried to committ suicide by jumping out of the basement window. Scary little toy.
01/30/2006 10:00:44 PM · #6
looks like a grinder for something like nutmeg. I could imagine fixing a nut into the space above the rotating socket and holding it in place with the screw.

where did this come from?

edited for clarity

Message edited by author 2006-01-30 22:01:18.
01/30/2006 10:01:25 PM · #7
some sort of a bull dike sexual instrument?
01/30/2006 10:02:37 PM · #8
Ok, I see the bottom part as a vice-type clamp to clamp onto a table top or similar and the adjustable thingy at the top would fit into something......... paito umbrella???? lol
01/30/2006 10:03:43 PM · #9
Haven't seen one quite that nice before. Very nice specimen of a adjustable,clamp-on,four flutted majawee holder. Notice the tapered fluted spud? Holds the majawee firmly in place without allowing any rotation so you can pare out the eyes without damaging any of the other parts
01/30/2006 10:06:44 PM · #10
Originally posted by idnic:

Ok, I see the bottom part as a vice-type clamp to clamp onto a table top or similar and the adjustable thingy at the top would fit into something......... paito umbrella???? lol

This is a pretty good guess: clamp for table-like surface, ball-joint for positioning, tapered end over which a cylindrical object (umbrella pole?) would fit. It could also be for mounting any other pole-like object, e.g. light standard, cloth support for backdrop, etc. -- just some photo-related uses.
01/30/2006 10:09:17 PM · #11
looks like a flag support bracket.
01/30/2006 10:09:36 PM · #12
According to Cliff Clavin:

That's what you call a Hippotwisty Nut Cracker Deluxe. Oh yeah. I remember my uncle having one of those as a gift from my aunt... god bless her soul. Anyway, it's used kinda like a truth serum. It's actually best used when it's hot.

It's a little known fact that smartest animal is a pig. Scientists say if pigs had thumbs and a language, they could be trained to do simple manual labor. They give you 20-30 years of loyal service and then at their retirement dinner you can eat them.
01/30/2006 10:12:17 PM · #13
Originally posted by Rikki:

According to Cliff Clavin:

That's what you call a Hippotwisty Nut Cracker Deluxe. Oh yeah. I remember my uncle having one of those as a gift from my aunt... god bless her soul. Anyway, it's used kinda like a truth serum. It's actually best used when it's hot.

It's a little known fact that smartest animal is a pig. Scientists say if pigs had thumbs and a language, they could be trained to do simple manual labor. They give you 20-30 years of loyal service and then at their retirement dinner you can eat them.

Actually, in 10 years we'd be their servents.
01/30/2006 10:12:49 PM · #14
Originally posted by Rikki:

According to Cliff Clavin:

That's what you call a Hippotwisty Nut Cracker Deluxe. Oh yeah. I remember my uncle having one of those as a gift from my aunt... god bless her soul. Anyway, it's used kinda like a truth serum. It's actually best used when it's hot.

It's a little known fact that smartest animal is a pig. Scientists say if pigs had thumbs and a language, they could be trained to do simple manual labor. They give you 20-30 years of loyal service and then at their retirement dinner you can eat them.


That is not true!..........it is only 15-20 years. Phfffft!
01/30/2006 10:18:31 PM · #15
Looks like a fishing pole mount to me. Used to see them all the time when I lived on Chesapeake Bay. At least that is what I saw such an item used for - may not be its intended purpose though.
01/30/2006 10:25:10 PM · #16
Originally posted by Alienyst:

Looks like a fishing pole mount to me. Used to see them all the time when I lived on Chesapeake Bay. At least that is what I saw such an item used for - may not be its intended purpose though.


Yeah that makes sense I see it now. The bottom slips into a hole and the balljoint allows pivoting as the clamp holds he pole.
01/30/2006 11:00:37 PM · #17
Romulan sidearm...
01/30/2006 11:08:44 PM · #18
A redneck replacement hip:) Man that was bad, Looks like and umbrella mount, possibly where I have seen this was on a back of a boat and had a flag pole mounted to it.
01/30/2006 11:24:10 PM · #19
Don't know what it is but by looking at the picture I believe it clamps on a table. What ever the item is designed to hold up is not going to be to heavy or high because the ball joint it not built to heavy loads by weight or height (height because of leverage). The reason I say that is it would take more than a wing nut and a few pellets on the ball to hold up much weight or something long at an extreme angle (more than 60 deg of tilt off 90 deg upward).

Thats my quess for what its worth. :)
01/30/2006 11:33:44 PM · #20
it looks to me to be a clamp stand for holding a mannequin head like is used in beauty schools or for holding wigs to be styled. i seem to remember seeing these around my aunt's salon.
01/30/2006 11:38:49 PM · #21
Originally posted by sher9204:

it looks to me to be a clamp stand for holding a mannequin head like is used in beauty schools or for holding wigs to be styled. i seem to remember seeing these around my aunt's salon.


That's what I thought it looked like too... the heads stuck down on top of that peg thingy and I always thought it was a bit creepy. ;)
01/30/2006 11:39:41 PM · #22
Enough is enough, ya'll know its the first prototype artifical hip replacement. The spike is drilled and glued into the upper leg bone for support and the clamp (adjustable for when you gain weight) clamps to the hip bone. In fact it has been very sucessful as the first fully adjustable hip replacement
01/31/2006 12:42:58 AM · #23
I agree it's for holding mannequin heads, here's a similar looking item on ebay: mannequin head clamp
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