thoughts keep coming back to archery and that this would go on the bow but
I'm not too sure about that.
1472 My first thought was that its a worm from a worm reduction gear but not
sure now I have seen smaller versions of this setup that operate door locks.
So maybe this would be for a high security vault?
1473 no idea apart from a connector for two bits of ducting.
1474 Again no idea my only thoughts would be an ornament.
1475 Hay bale grabber?
1476 I am guessing that these are for making watch gears.
details more I decided not...it's got too many other attachment that
wouldn't work well for the purpose. I think it is a connecting piece
between other ducting or similar as another proposed earlier...
1467 Same trade Rob, but not the same purpose!
Top is a wheel cutting engine
Middle looks like an uprighting tool
Bottom is a watchmakers lathe, fitted with a "mandrel" face plate. The Lathe
looks English, probably a Lorch.
All are watcmakers/clockmakers tools.
Good point, I had meant that they were all used for making one particular
According to the museum in which I found these, they were not used to make
clocks or watches. Although the craftsman who used them was also a
clockmaker, the devices on my site were described as being used in a
different trade. So perhaps these are clockmaker's tools that were used in
another trade, or maybe he modified some of his clockmaker's tools for
making other devices.
The uprighting tool was used to centre punch the location of pivot holes,
mainly in marine chronometers. They are horological tools, but have other
uses, mainly in instrument making. My Boley Standard watchmakers lathe is
much newer, but has many hobby uses, and I still make the odd watch part
Steve R. ----For many years a repairer of antique watches and clocks.
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
1471) Hmm ... looks like a sliding clip to go on something
like clothesline. Looks like wood and spring steel.
1472) Well ... an ACME thread on the motor shaft, but too
close to the metal shield for normal use, so I think that it is
some form of feed device.
Looks as though the threads were turned as an afterthought, and
that it was originally to drive a pulley or something similar
with a double keyway.
1473) For winding the hoses shown on smaller reels to the left?
Those hoses look to be for oxygen and some fuel gas.
It looks way too flimsy to be caging the tire while seating the
bead to prevent explosions.
1474) A child's toy with a hidden compartment?
1475) A hay bale grapple?
1476) Decorative metal turning engines -- for engraving regular
decorative patterns into metal?
Holtzapfel (sp?) made the fanciest one that I have heard of, and
these are far below that.
Now to see what others have said.
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I dunno...the patent device seems to be made of a series (at least 3)
sections that can overlap, so tighening the device reduces the
circumference. This thing seems pretty solid.
Some observations: the 'handles' are directly opposite that D-shaped
stain on the opposite side. It might be the bottom, with the two
handles on top at 10:00 and 2:00.
The truck seems to be a welder's truck....does this have anything to
do with welding? If not, could it be something he is taking back to be
Around the rim of the ring are 7 'rods' that extend beyond the ring.
Are the ends of these rods bent outward, or are there little 'knobs'
at the top? And between each rod are 5 small angled things, that look
like they could be used to secure a flat plate on to the ring.
Hmm....I love a mystery, but less so when I know it might never be
Wild guess here - Could it have anything to do with pipeline work? I
see a lot of trucks like this in the East Texas area, several right
here in the RV park we stay in, and these guys are doing gas/oil
pipeliune construction. Still don't know what that big ring is for,
but just thought I might throw in an alternative employment for the
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