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IanH24/11/2018 15:56:51
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Workshop reconfiguration continues making way for my new project and these things turned up.

A strange pair of pliers, curved serrated jaws and a blob on one side. No idea what it is for...upholstery maybe, or is it a farriers hoof clincher! I am sure someone here will know.

Unbrako socket screw data chart, and a James Austin and Son of Dewsbury Double Sharp Weight calculator....a kind of slide rule affair for calculating the weight of steel sections in lbs per linear foot.

Free to good homes if anyone is interested.

Ian

IanH24/11/2018 15:59:16
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ega24/11/2018 16:07:32
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I think the pliers are a cobbler's tool.

MichaelR24/11/2018 16:31:42
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Posted by ega on 24/11/2018 16:07:32:

I think the pliers are a cobbler's tool.

I agree they are called Lasting Pliers, don't know how they are used. Mike.                                                                     How they are used Here

Edited By MichaelR on 24/11/2018 16:39:05

John Rudd24/11/2018 17:09:28
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Look like 'long lasting' pliers to me judging by their condition....laugh I'll get me coat....

Hope they find a new home..

ega24/11/2018 17:37:46
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Posted by MichaelR on 24/11/2018 16:31:42:
Posted by ega on 24/11/2018 16:07:32:

I think the pliers are a cobbler's tool.

I agree they are called Lasting Pliers, don't know how they are used. Mike. How they are used Here

Edited By MichaelR on 24/11/2018 16:39:05

Good find! I looked in vain in Salaman's Dictionary.

merlin24/11/2018 18:55:10
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I might be wrong, but I always presumed that the pliers were designed for upholstery work, to grip the material and pivot them to stretch the material prior to tacking it to a solid frame.

Ian Hewson24/11/2018 19:27:16
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Grandfather had a pair, used to play with them in the early 50s, he was a boot and shoe repairer as was his father.

Brian Abbott24/11/2018 20:38:16
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Hello Ian.

I would like to unBrako screw thingy if its available ?

IanH25/11/2018 08:06:13
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Brian,

PM me your address and I will pop it in an envelope for you.

Ian

Ian S C25/11/2018 10:46:00
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My grandfather was a leather goods manufacturer, and there was a pair among his tools, can't remember if I still have them, or they are at a museum. I can remember that about 60 tears ago they had about 1" broken off the end of the top handle, and I had just seen my first demonstration of brazing at school, so I came home, fired up a blow lamp(other grandfather was a plumber), and made a new piece and Ezi-Flowed it on, last seen it was still holding up. Something about packing cases, not sure.

Ian S C

Gordon W25/11/2018 10:53:17
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I have the pliers hammer thingy, looks exactly the same. Was my g/dads (who was a shoemaker among other things) and is now mine and in use.

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