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Old 04-20-2020, 10:39 AM   #1
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This appears to be mounted on a 2x4 door jamb of a 1 room school that was built in 1896 and closed in 1948. It does not pivot where it is attached to the 2x4. Centered between the springs is a cylinder so my first thought was a door closer of some sort. Not to confuse with the subject in question, in the upper right that's a utility pole that has the X drawn across.
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Looks like some sort of shock absorbing bumper, possibly from an antique car or tractor.
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trailer hitch ??
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Is it part of a rack device to make short kids taller?


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@SeniorSitizen , does that spring thing have a name stamped on it, maybe by the manufacturer?
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We can see what it does, the question is why?
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Old 04-20-2020, 05:09 PM   #7
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Door Closer, found by a nephew to make uncle SeniorSitizen happy. To the best of my knowledge it was installed on the door when the school building was built in 1896. Thanks All


The pic is of a salesman's sample.


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Kant-Slam!

Hmm. Take that to a punk rock dance . . . . .
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Dang, I must be old. I recognized it immediately.
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