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    Hi Folks
    Have been clearing out my late mother in law's effects
    and found this strange device.
    Does anyone know what it could be for?
    Metal construction with a Nylon rack and pinion that moves two tongues of metal back and forth in the
    centre cavity, covered with thick plastic coating

    Thanks
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    1st pic a bit dark...but looks like a show stretcher to me.


    why people just didn't buy the right size beats me though.
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    Can’t see the detail but it wouldn’t be a broken Cork Remover by some chance?

    Can’t see the corkscrew so thought it might be broken off. ?????????
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    +1
    shoe stretcher
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    I use to use similar - a shoe horn basically a metal "scoop" like a oversize spatula.. Often for hard leather type shoes, to stretch them a little. Because the "right" size was not available.
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    further pics
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    it's a Kegel/Pelvic Floor Exerciser


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    Could it be used for both purposes? 🤔

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    I hope its not a toy of some sort###!

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    Well seeing we don’t seem to have a definite answer yet I’ll go from far left field.

    Was your Late Mother-in-law ever a “Dog Breeder” Dave?
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