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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 - 17/01/2005 : 16:37
Doc hs been working on it and has found something. I've been too busy writing articles for the paper, I have to get a stock pile in there so I can do other things.


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/01/2005 : 15:13
I followed up Doc's lead, mailed Parker Hale and got a reply this morning. They don't know what it is...... I shall keep digging!


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Stanley
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Posted - 19/01/2005 : 15:45
I got on to the NRA (UK) and received this reply this morning:

What you have there is a device for marking the windage on to vernier sights. They used to be supplied with elevation marked on them but not wind. The part sitting at right angles would be aligned with the left hand side of the sights & then you wound it across & marked the scale plate.

If you need any more info please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Posted - 19/01/2005 : 18:01
Oh Good got that one solved then.........NEXT?


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Stanley
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Posted - 04/11/2011 : 09:46


 

How about these two?


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Bradders
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Posted - 04/11/2011 : 11:02
Device for de-stoning Cherries and Olives , and a wine cork extracter .....
All part of a Sommeliers  kit ....The flat on the inside of the cork puller's handle forms  a "blade" for cutting the foil around bottle  top.





Edited by - Bradders on 04/11/2011 7:36:43 PM


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Posted - 04/11/2011 : 15:06
Top one is very similar to an eylet crimper, although having a finish in what looks like stainless or chrome plate. They could be medical or veterinary impliments maybe. The handle on the top one look to have a lock mechanism as well to fasten when shut.


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Posted - 04/11/2011 : 15:13
Is the top one a punch of some sort ? Similar to a leather punch that I have.  Nolic


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Stanley
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Posted - 05/11/2011 : 05:15
Brad has evidently led a life of conspicuous consumption. He has got both spot on. It was a sommelier that gave me the wine cork puller. Advantage is it never damages a cork. And yes, a cherry-pitter. Saw it in the US and couldn't resist it!


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Posted - 05/11/2011 : 05:46


 

 

 


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Posted - 05/11/2011 : 16:22
"Conspicuous Consumption...." Haha ,correct  ......courtesy of an expense account.....! (often in France)
Why does American design scream AMERICA  ?...I nearly mentioned it .
I'm thinking of the Airstream Caravan and the Halliburton Suitcase...

As to the latest photos , I have the feeling that the first object may be to do with chains ...and the second ..mmmm... seen 'em somewhere before , but can't recall where !....

PS ...errrrrm.ah ha...... Ice involved?

PPS (somewhat later)...NOPE ..Colin's got it right over on "Continuity" !





Edited by - Bradders on 05/11/2011 10:28:21 PM


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Stanley
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Posted - 06/11/2011 : 04:54
You're right Brad, Nolic is spot on. Beautiful bit of blacksmithing with a box joint. Now then. Have a close look at the first one.


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Posted - 07/11/2011 : 06:03
No takers?


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Posted - 07/11/2011 : 11:12
Still trying to work it out Stanley. The linkages seem to suggest a slow "backward " movement .......

Think you might need to put us out of our misery !

Edited by - Bradders on 07/11/2011 11:13:48 AM


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Posted - 07/11/2011 : 14:50
is it a crimper ??,its shaped like a micrometer at what appears to be the "work end",Confused

Edited by - TOM PHILLIPS on 07/11/2011 3:06:33 PM


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