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Tool 1
« on: 13 May, 2016, 04:51:29 pm »
This tool is said to be a plumbers tool ?
How is each part of it used
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #1 on: 13 May, 2016, 04:52:00 pm »
Name on tool
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #2 on: 13 May, 2016, 06:19:00 pm »
Hello Ian
How can that be a plumbers tool? It doesn't look like a hammer at all.
Just kidding to all those plumbs out there.  ::)
They look kind of like multigrips don't they.

Cheers Scott

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #3 on: 13 May, 2016, 09:57:17 pm »
Hello Ian,
We have these pliers, they are branded M and Wolseley and came with a shearing plant of that name, second hand 1940.
The large grip would be for the ferrules on the handpiece and down tube, the smaller one the drive spindle on the handpiece, I reckon you would be better with a proper screwdriver than the one on the handle.
Plus a wire cutter and a pointy thing on the other handle.
David.

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #4 on: 14 May, 2016, 11:45:14 am »
From a 1938 catalogue:




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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #5 on: 14 May, 2016, 01:17:05 pm »
Thanks Eric
"Gas Pliers" that is most likely where the plumbers tool idea came from from a friend
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #6 on: 16 May, 2016, 12:02:07 pm »
Hello Ian,
Any chance of some more odd bod tools?

Cheers Scott

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #7 on: 16 May, 2016, 04:58:13 pm »
I remember my Dad had a pair of these a long time ago and although he was not a plumber by trade did a lot of plumbing work on weekends, not just down pipes and guttering but the old galvanised pipes for water and then once copper came along and the capillary joiners that was the way he went then. So I thought plumbers pliers. Now I have all his tool boxes and tools they no longer exist but I did manage to find some really nice tin snips both straight and curved along with his favourite 'hacking' knife for cutting into sheet metal for when you wanted to cut a hole by hand using snips, eg a hole for the spigot to be fitted for a down pipe.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #8 on: 17 May, 2016, 06:51:38 pm »
Scott want's more old tools
A lot of them are brand names you that don't find anymore
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #9 on: 17 May, 2016, 10:07:09 pm »
I have one of those valve spring compressor for side valve engines but a lot smaller than that one. Just the thing when trying to fit thosestupid Briggs and Stratton collets with the 2 different size holes in them.

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #10 on: 18 May, 2016, 05:15:42 pm »
More brand name tools
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #11 on: 20 May, 2016, 06:15:50 pm »
One for Scott
Tell us more about it, what age etc
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #12 on: 20 May, 2016, 09:50:27 pm »
Hello Ian.
That is what is commonly known as an AVO 8. One of the best multimeters ever made. They were so accurate and, unlike the digital multimeters, they did not show 'ghost' readings, especially in AC volts.
The Mark 5 (which yours looks like Ian) was made in the early 70's or so. They started making them many years before though. Mid 30's if I remember rightly. It wasn't that long ago they stopped making them as well. Around 10 years or so?
I have a couple of versions of AVO meters. One of the early wood and ebonite (sp?) AVO's is in a special wooden display case in our Brisbane house as a feature and I still use one here when I need a good voltage reading. The analogue scale is one of the features I look for sometimes. But I have to say, digital multimeters have come leaps and bounds in the last 15 years. Probably one of the reasons AVO meters have become dinosaurs.
Ah, the memories. I still remember sitting in the meter test room in Grafton with one of those suckers sitting on the bench in front of me. ::)

Cheers Scott

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #13 on: 21 May, 2016, 08:42:59 am »
Hi All
My father-in-law passed away last year, while clearing out his shed I found this ( see picture below). It is an Eiliott Speed Indicator (Mechanical Tachometer ) It has three input shafts on the side each for a different rev range. The bottom is for the range100rpm to 500rpm the middle is for 400rpm to 2000rpm and the top is for 800rpm to 4000 rpm. It does not matter wether the motor or shaft is left hand or right hand rotation the dial reads correctly.
My father-in law was a refrigeration engineer he used it to check the speed of compressors and fans.
It is a magnificent piece of engineering.
Regards John     
John

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #14 on: 21 May, 2016, 03:01:30 pm »
More brand nam tools
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