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The pictured item is about 6 x 8 inches.

Photo: American Glass Gallery

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#22 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!evans116 2019-02-06 17:42
Like the idea of giving answers to the whatsit from the prior week; however, your haven't given us the answer for the past 3 weeks. Does not work for me.
#21 Answer from Kovelskovels.com 2019-02-01 08:26
It’s a target ball thrower, American, 1879-1890. Glass target balls were used instead of live birds as shooting targets before the days of clay pigeons. This throws the ball into the air. It’s made of cast iron with a spring mechanism, marked “M.E. CARD. CAZENOVIA. N.Y. U.S.A. / PAT’D MAY 7. 78. APRIL 22. 79.”
#20 Hmm, Christmas tree Stand?zvicki 2019-01-31 18:05
No idea really, but an old Feather type Christmas Tree stand came to mind?
#19 WhatsitCdantiks 2019-01-31 11:28
Fire retardant launcher
#18 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!madeet 2019-01-31 10:43
Tongs to pick up hot laundry
#17 Bill or paper holderWhinny 2019-01-31 09:08
Bill or paper holder for on top of a wooden desk
#16 Bill or paper holderWhinny 2019-01-31 08:54
Bill or paper holder for desktop
#15 gameponderosa 2019-01-31 08:14
Some sort of a devise to toss a ball at a target. I don't think gas lights had wicks.
#14 magnifierkermthworm 2019-01-31 06:27
I think it is a magnifier
#13 a glass target ball throwerjebinpa 2019-01-31 04:12
a glass ball target thrower

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