The person who sent me the photo was given this item by someone who
challenged him to see if he could find out what it is. The challenger knows
the answer and when asked if it was part of a valve, he said it was not.
Is the challenger ever going to confess?
I hate answering these things since I'm usually wrong but I swear to god, I
had that in my hand one time. Exactly the same thing, the 2 o-rings, the
plastic hub thing.
I've been racking my brain trying to remember but I'm sort of sure it's
actually a hinge of sorts.
I think a metal rod goes into the white cap thing, the o-rings are just for
tension for the cap and the cone end fits into a pocket, like a peice of
wood or something.
I just keep associating it with something I was putting together, like a
desk or drawer assembly, maybe from IKEA.
It was used for a flap or something, to give it a smooth feel while it was
Even if I'm totally off, it's from some common household item, not some tool
that 5 of was made or anything like that.
So I'm saying it's a hinge.
I'm going to revise my answer a bit.
It's still a hinge of sorts but what I think it's from is a blind assembly
The next door neighbor has a Subaru wagon and in the rear compartment there
is a detachable blind of sorts. It's meant to hide anything you have back
Besides pulling out like a ventian blind, it's also detachable and I think
that is what the cones are for. The cone ends snap into a couple of nylon
holders and that white plastic part is connected to a rod which connects to
the spring/lock mechanism. The whole part squeezes into a hollow tube.
Either that or the visor assembly for the driver/passenger sun blinds.
So I'm sticking with "hinge" but for automotive use rather than furniture.
But I'm sure now, it's from a blind assembly.
On Sunday, January 13, 2013 11:11:03 AM UTC-6, Dr Nick wrote:
I don't know what a solder sucker is, but sucker seems in tune with some of my wonderings.
At first I was thinking stent, but then realized I meant to think shunt. Also, when I first saw it, I thought of the company/manufacturer Honeywell... not sure why (green color code?).
It's not a "valve" that closes completely. It seems, maybe, to be a slow release "valve" for something: Fluid, gas, pressure, ???. Some shunts, in the medical field, operate using slow release "valves" that are/will never completely close. Also, shunts disallow back flow.
Considering the products derived in the space program, and used in other fields, maybe this is some kind of aerospace shunt type valve. Depending on where the owner is, or where the item was obtained... a souvenir part left over from the Space Shuttle program, that has a specific important function/"mission". These leftover parts are collectors items, no matter how menial they may seem.
Your correct Bill, these ship with the Werner ladders that fold and
telescope. This is so you can break them down into two separate
A-frames. Think I've used my set once since I bought the ladder 5+ years
2763 Is the tip of a ceremonial halberd. In the 17th century, rich,
pompous, ostentatious people might show off when giving a social affair
by having a bunch of guys standing around in fancy dress holding sticks
with these on the ends acting like guards. Also used in hollywood
costume dramas as a herald bangs the bottom of the stick on the floor
and announces arriving guests.
On 1/10/2013 4:03 AM, Rob H. wrote:
2765 Hmmm... No provision to dispose of or collect scrap suggests
occasional rather than repetitive use. Steel cutter against a brass
back-up block suggests cutting something like leather. Perhaps this was
used in a harness-maker's shop to shape the ends of leather straps.
On 1/10/2013 4:03 AM, Rob H. wrote:
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