In an interesting twist for What’s This, this next device actually isn’t one whole piece at all.

Roger Vech from Verdigre, Neb., submitted this photo which came from his son, who found it at an old building site.

Vech wrote that the loop between the springs can actually slide to the middle and separate the piece in two.

Vech has his own guesses as to what this device is but...

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