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Thread: What is this???

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    Super Member natalieg's Avatar
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    I found this in my MIL's treadle cabinet. I think I remember seeing something like it when taking Home Ec way back when....If acts almost like a compass, the magnetic thing twists when it is near metal.
    The only markings on it are a little devil face on both sides.

    Anybody know???
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    OK, now I'm curious too. I hope someon the board identifies it.
    From one Montanan to another - Howdy!

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    looks like an old stud finder to me..I remember my DAD had one similar to it

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    That was my hubby's guess too!


    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    looks like an old stud finder to me..I remember my DAD had one similar to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    looks like an old stud finder to me..I remember my DAD had one similar to it
    Yep, that's what it is. Nothing to do with the treadle.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    looks like an old stud finder to me..I remember my DAD had one similar to it
    Yep, that's what it is. Nothing to do with the treadle.....
    Well, what in heck was it doing in *her* sewing machine, don't you wonder?! :?

    Jan in VA

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    That's pretty cool! I could use it! Want to put up shelves in sewing room. Son says u have to find the studs. Me: ookkaaayyy.... Lol

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    Interesting. My guess is though it's only going to work where there is metal driven into the stud...so you will have to find somewhere where there is a drywall nail or screw. If you're in a newer house, modern drywall (1960 or so & later), look along the 4' height along the wall, where the joint is. If you have plastered walls good luck, as all the metal mesh underneath, won't help you find a stud with a magnet.
    Thanks for sharing "this old tool"; I love things like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    looks like an old stud finder to me..I remember my DAD had one similar to it
    Yep, that's what it is. Nothing to do with the treadle.....
    Well, what in heck was it doing in *her* sewing machine, don't you wonder?! :?

    Jan in VA
    Maybe she was looking for a "stud" (2 legged kind! lol)

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    Good answer!
    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    looks like an old stud finder to me..I remember my DAD had one similar to it
    Yep, that's what it is. Nothing to do with the treadle.....
    Well, what in heck was it doing in *her* sewing machine, don't you wonder?! :?

    Jan in VA
    Maybe she was looking for a "stud" (2 legged kind! lol)

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