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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 - 19/12/2011 : 10:43
Mrs Tiz thinks it's a can opener, but Stanley has given aclue by mentioning Ian - so I guess it's a bit off a motor bike.


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Bradders
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Posted - 19/12/2011 : 11:27
Chain lifter ? (or tensioner ?.mmm)


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catgate
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Posted - 19/12/2011 : 15:20


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I think you're getting very warm Belle, here's the back of it. Nearest I have ever for is that there was a spring between the pips on the two legs and a pear shaped projection to engage in it. A sort of very early spring catch.
It is an early form of mole trap that was fastened to a board, with a hole in it. They were designed to catch moles without damaging the fur. This was so that the moleskins could be used to make clothing.



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Bradders
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Posted - 19/12/2011 : 23:05
Wow ...I wondered about that idea , myself !

( "moleskin " as in trousers is a woven material , as far as I know )

...but the mole trap was in the back of my mind from somewhere ...Mmmmmm !


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Stanley
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Posted - 20/12/2011 : 04:48
Very small mole Catty!

Belle, logical thinking and you're right, it's not kitchen and the flower shaped wheel is an essential part of the mechanism. I'll let it stew another day and see if Ian has a crack at it. Not motorbikes, think of his other hobby.....


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panbiker
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Posted - 20/12/2011 : 09:45
Looks like ratchet tool for tensioning wires to me. Could be wireless antennas or for tensioning fence wires between the posts.


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Stanley
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Posted - 21/12/2011 : 05:09
Almost there Ian!  Here's the description I found that solved the puzzle for me because I had no idea what it was for: "A "PERFECTION" SPRING WINDER, No. 1, by the Hjorth Lathe and Tool Company, Woburn, Massachusetts. This innovative tool was patented on July 30, 1907 by Henry J. Hjorth of Cambridge,"

I later found that many people used it for winding coils for wireless sets. It can be adjusted for different wire gauges but I've never worked out how to use it!


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Posted - 21/12/2011 : 05:12



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catgate
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Posted - 21/12/2011 : 10:59
It's for holding two sheets of metal together in order to "pop" rivet them. I have a very much simpler one that I used to use fairly often.


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Bradders
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Posted - 22/12/2011 : 01:45
Yep Catt ....!
It's also the sort of thing that my Grandpa would have called ..

" a thing o' purpose "


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Stanley
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Posted - 22/12/2011 : 04:04
Spot on Catty. Not many people know that!


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Stanley
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Posted - 22/12/2011 : 04:18


 


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jgb7573
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Posted - 22/12/2011 : 17:22
That's a live steam injector for a boiler. A model one by the size of it.


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catgate
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Posted - 22/12/2011 : 17:43


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That's a live steam injector for a boiler. A model one by the size of it.

It looks fairly dead to me.


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Posted - 22/12/2011 : 17:54
Laughing


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