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What Is This Thing?

Celebrity librarian Jessamyn West posts this photo and asks reader to identify this strange object.

Do you know the answer? Post a guess in the comments and find the correct answer here.

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A librarian posted this tool. Therfore i expect it to be some special librarian tool. For removin markes in regiosters or such stuff?
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Oh! Oh! My brother had these! He kept throwing it into the bin with the 8-tracks, though, instead of using the clip to hang it, and so the tapes kept skipping tracks at inconvenient times. It was so annoying.
. . . or maybe that's the way the track cuts were out of the box.
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A portable set of hand-grip exercise device. These were a must-have for any self-respecting athletic person in the 80s. They could hang from a key-chain to avoid taking away precious fanny-pack space.
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Ah! This is the calipers of the long-forgotten science of linguanology, an off-shoot of phrenology. Linguanology theorizes that the thickness and width of your tongue determines your intelligence and personality.
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