/ Gear help: what is this?

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andrew2332 on 24 Jun 2012 - host81-158-153-153.range81-158.btcentralplus.com
Has anyone come across anything like this before? If so, what's it for?

Screwgate is rated at 25kn, the only other mark says '6-8' on the triangular attachment, the only other markings is the serial thing.
Here are two pictures of the item:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b5/andrew2332/1.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b5/andrew2332/2.jpg

This has been sitting on the side for a while, I've no idea where it's come from and I've been meaning to ask the hive mind of UKC for a while!
D.Andrew - on 24 Jun 2012
In reply to andrew2332:
Looks like an ascender that you thread onto the rope before climbing. I guess the 'pin' jams in the sleeve when loaded. Looks more industrial then recreational?
birdie num num - on 24 Jun 2012
In reply to andrew2332:
It's a small wedge socket for wire rope
jimtitt - on 24 Jun 2012
In reply to birdie num num:

Correct.
andrew2332 on 24 Jun 2012 - host81-158-153-153.range81-158.btcentralplus.com
Thanks, curiosity satisfied.

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