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What is it? Might or might not be engine related!


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Old 05-06-2012, 12:04:54 PM
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This thing is made of cast iron and represent an animal unknown to me, is about 7 inches long and is obviously some tool which I do not know what it be used for.

Any ideas??? Thanks! Denis Rouleau
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:36:10 PM
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Denis - it's an old can opener. Not a cheap tin model but expensive cast iron model. Larry.
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Denis - it's an old can opener. Larry.
A can like an oil can???

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Like a can of food goods. The small pointed end is probly for liquids. I had one similar but was made of pressed steel. Bill K
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:09:27 PM
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Larry and oldproff are correct. I bought one like this, with the bulls head, for Maria to add to her kitchen antiques collection. They sell pretty high. Keep watching ebay, one should show up.
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I bought one like this, with the bulls head, for Maria to add to her kitchen antiques collection. They sell pretty high. Keep watching ebay, one should show up.
When I put it on Ebay, what would be the proper name to call it so people could find it?

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Ear Piercing Equipment.......LOL

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Denis,
Be careful how you list it on E-Bay. These have been reproduced, and have been showing up all over the place for the last several years. I must have seen nearly a dozen for sale in the antiques section at the Portland Show alone, last August!
Is yours a real one or repro.? I really don't know. If there is a way to tell them apart I haven't heard about it yet.
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I just tried it and got about 10 or 15 hits. I typed "antique bull cow head can opener" in the search. Don't know about the repros, they very well could reproducing them.
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