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OK Up for bid is ???? You tell me I know it is very old just from Where I got it and the things it was with I tried to get good pictures of it It is wood and slides back and forth It has what I call a needle at one end It still has a Piece of rag threaded thru it I am just guessing for maybe rug making I dont know please tell me if you know what it is ty
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I've not put mine into use yet, but it's rather simple -- the wooden "shuttle" pushes or prods the metal piece which pushes or prods the fabric strips through material backing, such as burlap, etc. Rugs including rag rugs made this way are often called "proddy rugs" for this reason. Searches for how to make proddy rugs or shuttle rag rugs etc should help you find something online. (At least better than I can show you here!) Rug shuttles like this may still be made; but the one offered here sure looks antique to me! I prefer to use older items myself -- makes me feel like I'm part of the tradition and closer to the women who crafted this way :)
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Oct 25th, 2011 at 8:22:30 PM PDT by
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I thank you for taking the time to explain this very well I might add Now we know what we are dealing with
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Oct 26th, 2011 at 5:27:00 AM PDT by
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Opps! Forgot to add that this can also be used to make "punch needle" style rugs too. I focused on the proddies as the strip of fabric in the photo "prodded" me into thinking of those ;) Punch needle rugs are much like rug hooking, only you punch the thread or fabric through the back of the canvas rather than using the latch hooks most hobby kits have.
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Oct 25th, 2011 at 8:29:28 PM PDT by
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TY so much
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Oct 26th, 2011 at 5:25:49 AM PDT by
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It's a rug making shuttle. Can't quite guess age from photo -- likely antique, but they did make them up through the 1940s or so, even out of wood.
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Oct 25th, 2011 at 4:11:50 PM PDT by
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Thank you very much Well maybe someone will bid now that they know what it is
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Oct 25th, 2011 at 5:23:56 PM PDT by
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Wow! Very interesting. :) I can't wait to see if anyone knows what it is. Pretty neat :)
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Oct 24th, 2011 at 8:38:19 AM PDT by
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Me too I have had it forever and no one knows for sure
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Oct 24th, 2011 at 9:03:36 AM PDT by
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I love learning new things and bits of unique trivia!
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Oct 26th, 2011 at 7:51:15 AM PDT by
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I always answer in the wrong place And end up answering twice
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Oct 26th, 2011 at 9:05:20 AM PDT by
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No problem :) I write about antiques and collectibles online, drawing from my own collections, what I spot online (and off), and what folks ask me -- so maybe I'll have to write about rug shuttles now lol
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Oct 26th, 2011 at 1:50:02 PM PDT by
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Very good idea I understood all of what you wrote TY again for your help Sandi
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Oct 26th, 2011 at 2:16:43 PM PDT by
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here is a link to one on another site, just for "informational purposes" ONLY !!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-Primitive-Antique-Shuttle-Needle-Rug-Hook-/170717532431?pt=Folk_Art&hash=item27bf8ed10f
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Oct 27th, 2011 at 12:50:03 AM PDT by
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TY very much
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Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:35:04 AM PDT by
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I saw one of these at an antique mall for $80 and it didn't look as good as this one. It said that it was a rug making tool.
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Oct 26th, 2011 at 9:53:39 PM PDT by
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I had no idea ty very much
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Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:35:38 AM PDT by
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I can finally see how this works...I have a metal punch rug needle contraption. This looks like it would be nicer to handle with the big wooden handle...Mine looks like something out of a horror movie's doctor's office!
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Oct 27th, 2011 at 10:39:40 PM PDT by
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lol Yes this one is made of very nice wood
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Oct 28th, 2011 at 12:37:43 AM PDT by
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I am going to say 'yes' it is for making rugs. I make rugs and can see how it might work. Very nice little find!
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Oct 24th, 2011 at 11:39:40 AM PDT by
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TY that was all I could figure
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Oct 24th, 2011 at 12:25:24 PM PDT by
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????????
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Oct 25th, 2011 at 9:44:40 AM PDT by
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I know me to
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Oct 25th, 2011 at 11:33:26 AM PDT by
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Ummm a paddle lol
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Oct 27th, 2011 at 3:14:50 PM PDT by
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Nope we found out it is to make rugs with
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Oct 27th, 2011 at 6:02:50 PM PDT by
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Thank goodness this wasn't a test...cuz i would have failed, it look to me like Tom Sawyer's boat's rudder....they didn't have duct tape back then so they used cloth...(it's sounded good lol), Oh well...good luck to the winner of this auction..
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Oct 28th, 2011 at 1:15:19 AM PDT by
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I know I am glad I was not getting graded on it TY
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Oct 28th, 2011 at 6:30:06 AM PDT by
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I really want to know what this is!
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Oct 24th, 2011 at 4:13:04 PM PDT by
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So do I !!
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Oct 24th, 2011 at 4:33:08 PM PDT by
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now I want to know how to use it xD
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Oct 25th, 2011 at 6:44:55 PM PDT by
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Right And how to thread it I am sure it is threaded now but who knows I might have to google this now that I know what it is
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Oct 25th, 2011 at 7:56:45 PM PDT by
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a paddle... boy it would hurt too.... lol
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Oct 26th, 2011 at 7:40:50 PM PDT by
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No not big enough lol
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Oct 26th, 2011 at 8:12:42 PM PDT by
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LOL. I've had auction like this. I pick stuff up because I like the way it looks, but sometimes I have no idea what they are.
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Oct 27th, 2011 at 11:02:27 PM PDT by
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In this case I know it came from a box of my grandmas rhings But I still was lost as to what it was kind of fun to find out at last
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Oct 28th, 2011 at 12:42:28 AM PDT by
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it kinda looks like the paddle my teacher used to use on me when i was in second grade ..lol
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Oct 28th, 2011 at 10:35:47 AM PDT by
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ah ha Now you are telling all lol I was mean enough they needed a bigger paddle
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Oct 28th, 2011 at 12:38:40 PM PDT by
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Fantastic auction!! I love all the info DPoptart provided. You learn so much on here, listia is a great site, I fanned you both!! watching! Good luck!! :o)
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Oct 29th, 2011 at 7:59:04 AM PDT by
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TY Yes she helped so much
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Oct 29th, 2011 at 10:08:36 AM PDT by
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I would bid myself, but I have 3 or 4 of these -- not that I have used any yet lol
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Oct 25th, 2011 at 6:44:29 PM PDT by
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Do you know how to use it or how to thread it?
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Oct 25th, 2011 at 7:57:25 PM PDT by
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ok, this is most likely a boot strecher. For the winter and rainy days when the men came in they would place them in the boot to keep them from shrinking.
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Oct 26th, 2011 at 8:18:13 PM PDT by
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Ty But it has a needle at one end
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Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:37:47 AM PDT by
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oh....
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Oct 26th, 2011 at 8:53:28 PM PDT by
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ty
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Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:36:03 AM PDT by
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that sounds kinda fun! Now you might have gotten me into rug makeing :p I love learning new crafts
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Oct 27th, 2011 at 2:13:50 PM PDT by
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So do I But I did not know what it was for Oh well my loss is someones elses gain
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Oct 27th, 2011 at 2:56:51 PM PDT by
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lol
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Oct 28th, 2011 at 4:45:56 PM PDT by
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ty
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Oct 28th, 2011 at 7:02:21 PM PDT by
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So do I and thanks to DPopTart Now we know a lot more than we did Which in my case was nothing
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Oct 26th, 2011 at 9:00:00 AM PDT by
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Very interesting; but strange...lol. I did go to the reference site and you can see the needle better. I love antiques but had never seen this one either! TY and I fanned you!
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Oct 29th, 2011 at 12:29:52 PM PDT by
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TY yes it is hard to get a good picture of it
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Oct 29th, 2011 at 4:52:21 PM PDT by
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Sorry sue I answered before I saw you bid TY
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Oct 25th, 2011 at 5:25:32 PM PDT by
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fanned
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Oct 29th, 2011 at 7:19:10 AM PDT by
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Ty fan back
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Oct 29th, 2011 at 10:08:53 AM PDT by
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LOVE IT! and love that people are so willing to share their experiences and skills and information with everyone else! I LOVE TO LEARN NEW THINGS esp about antiques.
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Oct 29th, 2011 at 7:14:22 PM PDT by
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I do to This has been an amazing auction People are so nice TY for looking
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Oct 29th, 2011 at 7:20:32 PM PDT by
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Lets ask Dpoptart She knew what it was Maybe she knows how to use it TY
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Oct 25th, 2011 at 7:58:47 PM PDT by

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