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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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Tizer
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Posted - 27/11/2011 : 16:46
It's a wordling sprocket for a marine engine made by one S.C. Graham.


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belle
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Posted - 27/11/2011 : 18:05
Oooo I do hope it is .. a wordling sprocket.. everyone should have one!!


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tmason
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Posted - 28/11/2011 : 02:11
Some kind of pump?


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Stanley
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Posted - 28/11/2011 : 05:42
Belle was very close because she identified one of the main features, a cam motion. Tony was close enough to be declared right because I doubt if there are many people in the world who could identify it precisely.

It's the oil pump that is mounted in the waste oil reservoir box on a large shaft connected with a steam engine. As oil is used in the bearing it runs into the reservoir and is pumped back up to the reservoir in the aquarium lubricator which supplies the bearing. Rope driven from the shaft so that it operates all the time the engine is running. If properly maintained and sized it keeps on top of the flow down from the bearing. This one was given to me by John Kirkham at the Lark Street lubricator works when they ceased trading.


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Stanley
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Posted - 28/11/2011 : 06:03


 


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belle
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Posted - 28/11/2011 : 10:23
I am a bit surprised that my brain seems to have kept record of such obscure things ..guess all those years watching the brothers take apart car engines and all those times spent in the engine shed as a small spectator have paid off!


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Tizer
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Posted - 28/11/2011 : 16:59
Do we get a GCSE at the end of this course?


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Bradders
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Posted - 28/11/2011 : 22:59
Looks like a small  gear pump to me ...(but for what  .......Lubricant ?)

I used to sell polyurethane foam moulding lines  ...The low pressure dispensing machines had similar but much larger versions of this (and the ubiquitous "Viking" )....The High Pressure machines used derivatives of the Bosch Diesel injector pumps..


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Stanley
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Posted - 29/11/2011 : 05:12
Belle, I was looking through the previous shed topic yesterday and you were on there a lot soaking it in! There's an engineer inside you trying to get out!

Bradders has got it. It's another one from Kirkhams, brand new and a modern version of the plunger pump I showed before. John told me they made quite a few to replace the old plunger pumps, this one was their demonstration model. Built like a battleship!


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Stanley
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Posted - 29/11/2011 : 05:43


OK. It's a ruler but a special one. The other side is marked in MM and Inches. 


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belle
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Posted - 29/11/2011 : 10:48
You may well be right Stanley..from being little I loved taking things apart to see how they worked and as a skint single parent did my own hoover and washing machine repairs as far as I could. I seem to have a knack with instruction manuels too ..the first thing I ever sewed (outside of an apron at school) was a wedding dress with sweetheart neckline and full lining I hadn't got much of a clue what I was doing I just did it to order and understood it as I went along.


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Tizer
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Posted - 29/11/2011 : 12:47
Belle, perhaps you ought to build a house. I read an article about a couple who retired from their Trans_Africa holiday trek business and have built an amazing house in, I think, Suffolk that looks like something out of a fairy tale - based on several circles rather than rectanguar, about 3 stories high, with a tower and a tall chimney topped by a big metal dragon. They didn't make any plans but liked an old drawing in a book and got a model builder to knock up a model for them. Surprisingly, the planners and building control gave it the green light, they built it themselves over a few years out of various unusual materials and it passed all the inspections and now they are `living happily ever after' in the house!


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belle
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Posted - 29/11/2011 : 13:28
I do watch grand designs avidly.. my favourite was the charcoal burners house in the wood.


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Bradders
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Posted - 29/11/2011 : 18:26
Definitely ....mine too , Belle.
Unforgetable......!


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Bodger
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Posted - 29/11/2011 : 19:39
Back to Stanleys rule ?, i cannot make out the measurements, i thought at first a pattern makers rule, but  im wondering about the shoulders at the hanging end, this could be like a dip stick use,or depth measure


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