What is this?

Joined: March 8th, 2004, 11:48 pm

June 23rd, 2018, 2:43 am #1

I found 6 of these at a garage sale and bought them just for the springs. But what is it? The spring seems to go over the upper tube to make it into something like a shock absorber with about 3 inches of travel.

Also, how do you insert a picture? The insert picture option says to use the attachment option at the bottom of the editor but I don't see one.

https://imgur.com/a/vpSPfej
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Joined: June 2nd, 2015, 3:34 am

June 23rd, 2018, 3:25 am #2

Cornish picture-frame nail of some variety,  I reckon. 
It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.
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Joined: March 8th, 2004, 11:48 pm

June 23rd, 2018, 4:09 am #3

Huh?
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Joined: October 2nd, 2014, 6:07 am

June 23rd, 2018, 4:11 am #4

ahahaahaha it a toilet paper holder. the spring goes inside. push one end in to drop the empty roll.
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Joined: March 8th, 2004, 11:48 pm

June 23rd, 2018, 4:31 am #5

Nope, the spring won't go inside of either tube. The spring is fairly strong, much stronger than any toilet paper holder.
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Joined: June 2nd, 2015, 3:34 am

June 23rd, 2018, 5:21 am #6

Industrial toilet-paper holder for Taco Bell and KFC.   It has to withstand considerable force.
It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life.
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Joined: September 10th, 2016, 2:30 pm

June 23rd, 2018, 6:34 am #7

Seriously, they're right. That's a t.p. holder for fast food places, not homes.  We had the non-spring variety at work.  But I've seen these "in the wild".
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Joined: March 8th, 2004, 11:48 pm

June 23rd, 2018, 1:38 pm #8

Weird. Okay, I bought them for the springs so I can toss the rest now that I know what they are. Thanks everyone.
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Joined: October 8th, 2014, 2:06 pm

June 24th, 2018, 1:05 am #9

Lord [Redacted] wrote:
June 23rd, 2018, 5:21 am
Industrial toilet-paper holder for Taco Bell and KFC.   It has to withstand considerable force.
Yet somehow, people still keep stealing the toilet paper.
This is a test. Explosions are a happy side effect.
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Joined: August 3rd, 2015, 8:49 am

June 24th, 2018, 4:29 am #10

If it had o-rings between the sliding sections I'd have guessed push-rod tubes off an aircooled VW! XD
(Yes, they make plastic ones as well as metal spring-loaded)
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