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Another What's It
« on: January 23, 2021, 10:20:04 AM »
I have no real idea what this is.  It belongs to the father of the journeyman  electrician, Travis, my son is working under as an apprentice.  Travis's dad claims to know what it is but won't tell anybody.  It sits on a shelf inside his shop at his excavating business HQ.  That's a glove it's laying on for size.  The ribbed sleeve on the end will move a bit on the shaft.  The horizontal piece doesn't move but it may be rust welded.



 

 
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2021, 11:06:54 AM »
My guess would be a tool for holding a wire staple to start it and the other end to remove the staples. ?

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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2021, 11:11:29 AM »
 :P
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2021, 12:41:14 PM »
My guess is a fence tightening tool. One side for pulling staples and the slot may be to put the wire in then slide down the other part capturing the wire so you could give it a twist to kink the wire and tighten the fence  ::)
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2021, 01:10:54 PM »
I think 21 has it. A wire tightner tool.
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2021, 01:29:01 PM »
I'm guessing wire tightener as well, but too small for fence I think, I'm guessing a tool that was used in the install of knob and tube wiring. 
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2021, 02:20:16 PM »
I have one. I don't remember what it is but I can tell you how I figured it out. There's a patent number stamped on it somewhere. I'll try to dig mine up if you don't find the number on that one first
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2021, 07:47:16 PM »
Zach sent Travis a note asking if there are any #s on it.  Haven't heard back yet.
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2021, 08:22:29 PM »
I'm betting it's a saw tooth setter.  Drive the prongs into a stump by hitting on the arm the sticks out. Stick the tooth into the vise on the end and bend.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2021, 08:26:32 PM »
Auto mechanics pickle fork for separating really, really, small tie rod ends and ball joints.  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2021, 12:26:50 AM »
Is it a really old & obscure brake spring tool of some sort?
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2021, 02:05:19 PM »
How long do we get teased before we're told?
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2021, 02:19:41 PM »
I don't know what it is either :) :)  The owner hasn't yet responded about numbers on it :)
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2021, 05:59:15 PM »
What is this amateur hour?  Clearly its a flux capacitor tuning fork guys.. Cmon.  

Where is the wizard of crap, he will know.  

The tang on bottom reminds me of a sheetmetal nibbler but im not seeing it.  Maybe some sort of notch punch combo tool.  Wonky.
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2021, 08:28:31 PM »
Mike doesn't really know what it is, but if you gave him one he cold probably build a skidder out of it. :D ;D 8)
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2021, 09:03:05 PM »
its so small, like size of finger.. @Magicman maybe a wire splice tool for telegraph or for old electronics..?
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2021, 09:16:50 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2021, 09:34:09 PM »
I ain't that old.  :-X
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2021, 04:20:46 AM »
I don't know about that rusty thing but I'm certain those are my gloves you've got there. I just laid them down somewhere and sure can't figure out how you got them.   ;D
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2021, 04:57:27 AM »
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2021, 06:52:47 AM »
Remember when power wire was bare and went around small glass and porcelain insulators? Sometimes there would be a short wire routed around the opposite side of the insulator and twisted around the main wire at each end of the insulator. 

That looks like a tool used to twist that short wire back around the main wire or for splicing two bare wires together.
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2021, 08:50:58 AM »
"Knob and tube" wiring. That will stop everything during reno work as we go for the meter to make sure that stuff is dead. Thankfully I've never run into any that is still energized, spooky wiring.
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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2021, 09:59:45 AM »
I vote for that it is part of a wench. The bottom is open to put the wire in to control it. The top hooks to the slave band.  8)


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« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2021, 10:17:52 AM »
I don't know about that rusty thing but I'm certain those are my gloves you've got there. I just laid them down somewhere and sure can't figure out how you got them.   ;D
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« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2021, 12:01:31 PM »
the end looks like a metal nibbling tool, for electric boxes, hammer powered. ???
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« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2021, 12:19:51 PM »

Ya know that little guy who moves the thing you just put down on the corner of the welder.  

He is not always so little. Like the times I've search high and low for a tool I just had in my hand and found it in the other hand.  ::)
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« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2021, 12:28:45 PM »
Gary, thats like my teacher in JH. She couldnt find her reading glasses. Went on for hours. The rest of the class wouldnt tell her that they were on top of her head!  🤭
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« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2021, 04:29:30 PM »
Wow, you have a real puzzler there Corley. I've looked over pages of antique tools for this and that and never seen anything close. I'm sure you have to. :D
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« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2021, 04:58:26 PM »
Maybe not complete, if the 90 deg bar is welded, I think it would fit into a pipe mount.

or maybe the 90 deg bar was supposed to slide (instead of rust welded), then maybe it is a slide hammer, to hit the nibbler on the end, or the puller on other end.

I cannot think of anything vintage that small, other than model trains maybe.. for setting and pulling tiny spikes??

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« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2021, 07:50:33 PM »
Google searches for possibilities have came up with no pictures of anything similar. :) :)
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« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2021, 07:54:49 PM »
It's not for killing vampires, they use oak for that.                                  That Belben is so disorganized.

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« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2021, 10:31:53 PM »
Vampire season still a ways off in this area. 😌
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2021, 01:52:06 PM »
Anybody have a picture of something like this?  Travis is off this week.  Zach is going to tell him it may be a knob and tube wiring tool and to see what reaction he gets from his dad  when he tells him that. ;D
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« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2021, 04:02:14 PM »
Sometimes a tag team approach loosens lips. And there is also the likelihood he don't know neither and you're doing his research. :D
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« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2021, 12:10:37 PM »
I know it's a real old story, but I found mine. Patent number 22283789. Filed Feb 27 1939, granted May 19 1942. It's a distributor adjusting tool
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« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2021, 12:17:50 PM »
That was going to be my next guess. :D :D :D
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