09/04/10 29 W, 1 I - + 5 - 5 Mystery Object

What the heck is this thing, as seen street-side in downtown Tarboro today, on an older building and about three-feet above the ground? Click to enlarge:

Mike , If I had to make a guess I would say the locking system for a security gate
rnln (Email) - 09/04/10 - 22:30

It threw me for a while then it came to me! The writing on the device says Anchor Supply and on the sides is Awnings and Tents. Since it is located on the front of the building I would say it was the device that a hand crank fits into for opening and closing the awning. The awning is probably long gone but they saved this piece of history.
stretch - 09/05/10 - 00:15

I am pretty sure that stretch has it right on. The square shaft is just like many I have seen elsewhere.
Doppler - 09/05/10 - 09:37

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