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Stanley
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Posted -  21/12/2004  :  15:37
Here's a mystery for you. There isn't an answer yet because I don't know what it is. Here are two pics:


It's some sort of a gauge, made by A G Parker of 69 Icknield Street, Birmingham and on the front is engraved what I believe is the owner's name; Captain J H Square of Kingsbridge. I've put one or two enquiries out and am waiting to hear from them. I think it might be something to do with Guns because I have an idea that A G Parker was one of the founders of Parker-Hale, a company that specialised in gun sights and accessories. Has anyone ever seen anything like it?


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belle
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Posted - 10/11/2011 : 08:31
clock winder?


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Tizer
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Posted - 10/11/2011 : 11:14
Is it for winding up Stanley?


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Bradders
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Posted - 10/11/2011 : 11:47
Opening the engine cover on a Ribble Bus....?


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TOM PHILLIPS
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Posted - 10/11/2011 : 12:46
Did you get it from someone who did national service as a medic ?


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Stanley
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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 05:33
Brad's got it. Actually I think this one is for opening the boot box on a veteran car.



Yes it's a knife! But it's a special one.....


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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 06:58
Is it a leather knife that cloggers used? Nolic


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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 07:07
Stanley,the key you put on,a mate of mine about 25yrs ago bought an ex -army landrover that was used as an ambulance,he had a key identical to that one for opening a box on it,i remember saying it would make a good tool box...


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wendyf
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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 07:26
A hoof trimming knife?


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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 07:51
Mujahideen pencil sharpener !!Wink


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Stanley
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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 09:20
You lot are getting too good at this! Comrade Nolic was closest. It's a linoleum knife used for cutting ito the corners right up against the skirting board or through two layers to make an accurate joint. Must find something a bit harder!



That'll tighten the bands on you!


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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 17:37
Is it for adjusting the position of an operating cam , or tappet of some sort ....?
(on another  Ribble bus !)


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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 17:43
PS..... As a kid,  I though Ribble buses were much more exciting that the Corporation ones....They went to far away places with strange sounding names like Oswaldtwistle...........Ooooph !


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Stanley
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Posted - 12/11/2011 : 04:34
And they had the White Ladies.

Nowt to do with Ribble. Keep trying.....


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Tizer
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Posted - 12/11/2011 : 10:39
The central projection looks as if it might be flat like a screwdriver tip, so are the two outside projections for locating it correctly while the handle is turned to unscrew something?


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catgate
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Posted - 12/11/2011 : 18:32
It makes me think of the West Indes and steel bands.


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