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Posted: 8/17/2007 12:40:13 PM EDT
The trolls have been out in full force lately, so it's time to help a good member move over to the dark side. I want to give a membership away, and here's how it goes:

Tell us what the item in the picture is, and you got yourself a shiny new 1yr. Team Membership. If any other Team delinquints would like to do the same-get after it with a pic(s).

I know how brutal you Team guys can be, so please don't screw it up. The lurkers don't need any help.

Question: What is this? Who/why was it used? I'll forward the answer to a Mod/Staff. and they can pick/judge the winner.







Hint: You old-timers stay out of this!
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:41:39 PM EDT
Cheese grater
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:42:49 PM EDT

I bet you sat on it to milk cows
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:43:06 PM EDT
You use it to make rock salt?
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:43:13 PM EDT
Looks like a step for a train. Conductors were responsible to set it out for customers

SC

ps. My granddad was a conductor for MoPac RR
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:43:28 PM EDT
Looks like a heavy duty stool to me.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:43:43 PM EDT
Is it a stool?
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:44:07 PM EDT
lol.. Get a Mod over here so I can give the answer away.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:44:19 PM EDT
a Train step stool
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:45:14 PM EDT
Yep, a stool for loading passengers on a train.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:45:58 PM EDT
aluminum train stepstool- “T. &P.RY.” (Texas & Pacific Railway)
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:46:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By stevec22:
Looks like a step for a train. Conductors were responsible to set it out for customers


DANG! you beat me to it!!!

STEP FOR A RAIL CAR !!!!!
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:46:19 PM EDT
Its used for shoeing horses.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:46:20 PM EDT
Therapeutic aid, used to treat 'Male Itch.'
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:47:25 PM EDT
a stepping stool?
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:48:19 PM EDT
A Texas and Pacific Railroad stool of some sort? Perhaps, like the guy above said, set out by the conductor to help people aboard the train. I imagine they might also be used in the train, but I know nothing else about them.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:48:38 PM EDT
It's a standard tape measure used for measuring stuff in feet/inches.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:49:24 PM EDT
Is a Step stool made for peop-le to get inside a railway car; it is stamped with T&P RY., so it should be Texas & Pacific Railway.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:49:29 PM EDT
A stool grater?


CHRIS
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:49:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2007 12:50:24 PM EDT by KG5S]
What ? They threw the measure out of dinner pics and you thought you had to put one in someplace...........
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:49:57 PM EDT
a snowcone maker
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:50:25 PM EDT
It's a tape measure!

-James
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:50:30 PM EDT
All wrong.

It's a stand for a tape measure, which is a required element of a 10/10 dinner pic.

F'ing n00bs.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:50:36 PM EDT
Is it an ass grater?
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:50:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:51:11 PM EDT
It's an antique sitting on a patio.

I already have a membership, give it to someone who needs it.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:54:41 PM EDT
yep, step stool for a passenger train.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:01:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
a snowcone maker


no, no...it's an espresso machine...
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:02:01 PM EDT
I think I've got this...It is a photograph (digital), used to show members of this forum what you have laying around your garage. Cool tape measurer by the way.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:03:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CRab:

Originally Posted By twonami:
a snowcone maker


no, no...it's an espresso machine...

Itsa wata heata?
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:07:33 PM EDT
AAAAAAALLLAAABOOOOARD!!!

Yes, I'm old enough to remember train Conductors.



The Ol' Crew Chief
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:11:46 PM EDT
In the absence of a mod, TaterSalad asked me to judge.

The correct answer as provided by TaterSalad is:



Acceptable answers:
A Courtesy step
A Ladies’ step
A Conductors’ step

Use: In the late 19th & early 20th century, it was considered very rude/inconsiderate for a train company to expect a lady/child passenger to have to lift their foot more than 12” to board a train. Every Conductor kept a “courtesy step” handy to insure this. This step was from the old T&P RR (now UP). My maternal grandfather (first a brakeman-later a Conductor) was given this piece by my paternal great-grandfather (started shoveling coal as a “fireman”, and later the Engineer on an old one lung engine).


The winner is stevec22 who said:


Originally Posted By stevec22:
Looks like a step for a train. Conductors were responsible to set it out for customers

SC

ps. My granddad was a conductor for MoPac RR


stevec22, IM TaterSalad to coordinate your membership. Welcome Aboard!
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:11:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FSUChris:
I think I've got this...It is a photograph (digital), used to show members of this forum what you have laying around your garage. Cool tape measurer by the way.


Keep being an ass, and you'll never get a free Membership from a Team guy. Hey, I could be spending my scratch on driving up ammo prices. ~Gift horse in mouth~
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:12:53 PM EDT
the tool in the top pic is used for guys with alot of self doubt.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:16:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TaterSalad:

Originally Posted By FSUChris:
I think I've got this...It is a photograph (digital), used to show members of this forum what you have laying around your garage. Cool tape measurer by the way.


Keep being an ass, and you'll never get a free Membership from a Team guy. Hey, I could be spending my scratch on driving up ammo prices. ~Gift horse in mouth~


What, You don't keep it in your garage? or the photo isn't digital? but, I damn sure know that's a tape measurer.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:17:07 PM EDT
That is an digital picture, or more precisely 3 of them. I would say 1.7 megapixel quality.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:17:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:18:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SoonerBorn:
That is an digital picture, or more precisely 3 of them. I would say 1.7 megapixel quality.


I knew I fucked that answer up somewhere.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:19:53 PM EDT
Thanks Steve.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:25:39 PM EDT
Its a poured concrete porch used to display antique railroad stools and standard measuring instraments for photographs.

ETA Does a Team membership come with spell check?
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:32:22 PM EDT
Thank you , Tater.

SC
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:33:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By stevec22:
Thank you , Tater.

SC


Congrats, Steve.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:37:18 PM EDT
Crapola, too late. The Texas & Pacific Railway ( T&P RY. )
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:57:40 PM EDT
You're welcome. I didn't expect so many train kids, but that's good. Now go find a few of the Team guys to snap a pic. *Beware* They are cold hearted bastards, but good if you need something.....
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:58:46 PM EDT
Train step
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:00:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:
It's a standard tape measure used for measuring stuff in feet/inches.


That's messed up!
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