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18 minutes ago, gossp said:

A car buddy of mine just acquired these. Any idea of the application? Just shy of 44” tall as they sit. 

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Pretty sure those are dental pliers for a T-Rex

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Just now, 1937hd45 said:

Think a buddy with another pair along side you could carry a rail road rail with them. Bob 


based on size that was my initial thought, but when you look at the shape it doesn’t work. 

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9 minutes ago, keiser31 said:

Probably from the tool kit that was in Fatty Arbuckle's Pierce Arrow....

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Was the tool to help the car or to help fatty out of it?

 

since you are watching: same guy wants to know what this worthless chunk is from. 

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a) Those are Ball jars.

b) Thinking Ford but no CONELRAD triangles. Pre-'53 ? Not sure about the "A" at 1200. Canadian ?

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1 hour ago, 3macboys said:

 

I keep thinking something a boilermaker from a locomotive works might have used or an old millwright

I would actually go with it being a locomotive tool. Being as primitive as they are, I think the scale is correct for working on trains.

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In my Google search for a photo of them in use on the railroad I came across a 5 part series on the building of the Cross Country railroad. Well done with many bits of history I didn't know about. well worth watching. Bob 

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Every little town had a Black Smith and often they would make their own tools for the job at hand. There are literally thousands of different pliers and tongs for holding every conceivable shape know to man. As they said in the shop, select a pair that will do the job and use it. If you don't have a pair, make it. Dandy Dave.

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