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Mark Eisen06/02/2020 09:10:47
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When I bought my Hercus lathe, this came with all the bits ans pieces.

Does any one know what it is?

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This bit slides back and forwards.

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John Haine06/02/2020 09:44:23
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Vague resemblance to some sort of bottle opener? Essential tool in the workshop.

William Chitham06/02/2020 09:59:50
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I think it is for getting Boy Scouts out of horses' hooves.

Derek Lane06/02/2020 10:05:08
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Maybe an Aussie cattleman's tool you have out there Mark.

Marischal Ellis06/02/2020 10:10:03
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Is it a sort of thread cleaner? I know nothing.............

Best wishes to all and the knowledge they bring its wonderful. But why does only one have a keeper- on.?

Georgineer06/02/2020 11:37:26
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It's a grostling iron.

George B.

larry phelan 106/02/2020 12:16:08
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I thought it was a Wassum, it looks like one.

Martin Connelly06/02/2020 12:46:22
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The curved pointy ends look like o ring removal levers. Maybe a hydraulic cylinder servicing tool.

Martin C

Jeff Dayman06/02/2020 14:55:35
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Don't know, but I think a guy called Pat Pend made it....... might be from the Yorkshire Pends.........

Howard Lewis06/02/2020 16:43:03
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A three part, folding whatsit?

A little more seriously, could the curved jaws be intended to tension a wire? But, then; what is the part with the sliding part for?

The mystery deepens.

Someone MUST know

Howard

Vic06/02/2020 18:13:16
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I wonder if it’s something to do with metal banding used on crates etc?

Nick Clarke 306/02/2020 18:42:49
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I could use it with great pleasure on drivers of cars with the windows wide open, 150W music playing full blast and an exhaust you can stick a coke can up!

I am glad I am not a grumpy old man yet!!

Dave Halford06/02/2020 19:03:48
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Posted by Nick Clarke 3 on 06/02/2020 18:42:49:

an exhaust you can stick a coke can up!

I am glad I am not a grumpy old man yet!!

That's what baking potatoes are for.

John Haine06/02/2020 21:09:39
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I've seen a ham wrapped in foil and baked in a Traction Engine smokebox, but never a spud baked in an exhaust pipe...

SillyOldDuffer06/02/2020 22:04:44
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Posted by Howard Lewis on 06/02/2020 16:43:03:

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A little more seriously, could the curved jaws be intended to tension a wire? But, then; what is the part with the sliding part for?

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Howard

Has the ring of confidence, I guess the slider stops a wire, blade or pin slipping out when leverage is applied. It's too small to be for fencing wire, maybe it's for adjusting a band-saw or drive belt tension mechanism.

Buffer06/02/2020 22:14:40
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Do a search for Pat Pend get her email and ask her. It's an unusual name you might get lucky.

Mike Poole06/02/2020 22:30:42
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Does it belong to Professor Pat Pending? Who drives the convert-a-car in the Wacky Races.

Mike

Edited By Mike Poole on 06/02/2020 22:49:48

not done it yet07/02/2020 09:11:08
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Posted by Mike Poole on 06/02/2020 22:30:42:

Does it belong to Professor Pat Pending? Who drives the convert-a-car in the Wacky Races.

Mike

Edited By Mike Poole on 06/02/2020 22:49:48

He likely was a Doctor? I reads GP in front of his name.🙂. Or is it PG?

John Baron07/02/2020 09:21:54
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Hi Guys,

Could it be a tool for adjusting magneto ignition points ?

Mike Poole07/02/2020 09:30:16
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It’s looking like this is going to remain a mystery, come on chaps, someone must know what this is.

Mike

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