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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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Stanley
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Posted - 08/11/2011 : 05:03
It is complicated isn't it. It is a very low geared and efficient riveter for small rivets. The "micrometer' adjustment in the jaw is to adjust the length of the stroke. Ex WD and a very good and well made tool.

Want another?


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Posted - 08/11/2011 : 08:22
Keep em coming Comrade. Nolic


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Posted - 08/11/2011 : 20:35
Believe it or not a riveter did come to mind ,but I didnt think it was wide enough......always been interested in strange tools !!


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Stanley
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Posted - 09/11/2011 : 05:23



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Posted - 09/11/2011 : 06:01
Looks like something (thin metal?) gets fed in through those rollers...and then what? The left hand bit could be held in a vice.
Is it for suspending sheet metal (using more than one of these gizmos of course) so that is can be worked on from both sides?
Can't think of a suitable name for it...


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Tizer
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Posted - 09/11/2011 : 10:31
An engineer's nutcracker?


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belle
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Posted - 09/11/2011 : 11:06
They may be diverting the topic but they don't deserve that Tizer!


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Posted - 09/11/2011 : 13:28
Is it some kind of Knarling (not sure on the spelling) tool,thats used to put a textured gripable pattern on rounded bar.???


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Bradders
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Posted - 09/11/2011 : 18:29
It's a prototype supermarket carrier bag opening aid !........( I hate it  when the cashier licks  her fingures before trying to help you get into the bloody things )
"Need any help with your packing , sir ?"

" NO !..."


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Stanley
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Posted - 10/11/2011 : 04:10
Spot on Tom. There are many knurling tools on the market but I've never seen one that worked well. Then I saw a drawing for this one and made it. Opposing wheels means you can get a lot of pressure on without distorting the bar.Once you've set the gap for a particular size you get the same depth of knurl every time.

Tiz, no danger, you'd have to have them rotating at at least 100rpm. Even you can't do that!


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Posted - 10/11/2011 : 04:21
Perhaps I shall know what the next one is!       Huh


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Cathy
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Posted - 10/11/2011 : 04:32
I find it a bit tricky to explain what I think these tools may be cause I don't know 'tool technology talk' and I notice a few others don't either, but that is part of the fun. 


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Stanley
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Posted - 10/11/2011 : 05:10
Morning Maz and Cath. Nice to know Oz is up and functioning!  Forget about them being technical, that doesn't matter. some of the objects I will put up are mysteries to me as well and it may be that a non-technical eye will see something I have missed. Here's one for them to puzzle over today. The crumblies will have an advantage...

 


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Cathy
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Posted - 10/11/2011 : 05:16
I looks like a type of key to me, maybe for a machine.  Could it be the old fashioned version of today's allenkey that we use when putting certain pieces of furniture together.  Mmmm...  


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Stanley
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Posted - 10/11/2011 : 06:45
You're on the right track Cathy. Perhaps you're more of an engineer than you thought! However, it is for one particular job.....


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