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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #105 on: 17 July, 2016, 11:07:55 am »
This took was used for ?
Arnold or one side Fairfax the other side is the wire bit original if so why
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #106 on: 17 July, 2016, 11:12:11 am »
This is a Tool
Picked up this today a bottle opener from Birmacley Table Margarine. I have found pictures of the factory as when first opened 1936 and now But can't fine anything as to why they were giving away bottle openers
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #107 on: 17 July, 2016, 02:47:57 pm »
This took was used for ?
Arnold or one side Fairfax the other side is the wire bit original if so why
Ian

Hello Ian.
Spray gun disassembly and cleaning. Does that seem plausible?

Cheers Scott

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #108 on: 17 July, 2016, 09:00:09 pm »
Hi Scott I think you are right look at this list
http://htpaa.org.au/hand-tools/australian-tools-makers/australian-wrenches
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #109 on: 18 July, 2016, 02:37:25 pm »
This tool was used for ??
The middle bit turns around from a flat screw driver to a pointer
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #110 on: 18 July, 2016, 06:04:50 pm »
Hi Scott I think you are right look at this list
http://htpaa.org.au/hand-tools/australian-tools-makers/australian-wrenches
Ian
Hello Ian,
That' a great site. Some very interesting stuff in there. Thanks for posting.

Cheer Scott

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #111 on: 19 July, 2016, 12:59:26 pm »
Hi Scott I think you are right look at this list
http://htpaa.org.au/hand-tools/australian-tools-makers/australian-wrenches
Ian

Ian,

Thanks for that site. I bought a lot of my tools between 1948 and 1955 when Australia was still making such things, so there are a lot of familiar names there.

On the page you linked to they show a photo of Keesteel multigrip type pliers. I bought a pair of these (still have them) probably about 1950 because they were the first of the non-slip type I had seen. They would have to be one of the most uncomfortable-to-use tools ever manufactured! The handles were left square with sharp corners; no attempt was made to round off the corners or remove the burrs. Then they were nicely chrome plated straight over the rough edges - sore hands guaranteed every time they are used. They never slip though.

I also have several Dowidat spanners and shifters like those illustrated, both German and Australian made. The finish on the Australian made ones is inferior to the German ones, though it does not seem to affect their usefulness.

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #112 on: 20 July, 2016, 08:26:47 am »
Scott
The tool to the left of the brake spring remover in photo 5 is a pair of "Maspro" pliers. There is a groove in both the jaws which accepts a "Maspro" clip. It is used for attaching netting to wire or wire to wire in fences or trellising.
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #113 on: 20 July, 2016, 10:55:57 am »
Hi Cowman
Are you talking about this one (picture) if they are the same as mine (picture) there is no grove in the jaws
The brand name on mine is "Danielson" and I first thought ""Maspro" clip' pliers BUT there is no grove so how do they work?
Mr Google came to the rescue and they are "Battery Terminal Pliers" like the one now on E-Bay
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-Cornwell-Battery-Terminal-Pliers-7-5-/282104204148?hash=item41aeb88b74:g:RPoAAOSwOVpXewgd
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #114 on: 21 July, 2016, 03:19:01 pm »
One more odd one, did not know it was bronze/gunmetal until I went to clean it up
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #115 on: 24 July, 2016, 12:30:37 pm »
Should of put a tap beside it so you can see how big it is
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #116 on: 24 July, 2016, 04:32:09 pm »
Glad you put a tape beside and not a tap, as taps come in different sizes too.
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #117 on: 24 July, 2016, 05:19:48 pm »
Hi John yes I think my key board it getting worn I find on some keys you have all but hit the key that is the key pad on the computer
Yes I saw the error after I posted
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #118 on: 24 July, 2016, 05:38:26 pm »
Glad you put a tape beside and not a tap, as taps come in different sizes too.
Hello all
I don't know about you lot, but my tapes come in different sizes it seems. I have some that measure 100mm longer or shorter (99% of the time shorter) then the rest.  But the problem is only ever intermittent on any one tape.
I'm just baffled why I get the shorter tape when-ever I cut something that's worth a sqwillion dollars a metre but if I cut knotty pine the same tape will measure bang on.

Cheers Scott

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #119 on: 24 July, 2016, 09:01:48 pm »
Ha ha ha Scott you have to bring your tape up to room temperature before use otherwise on a cold day it will shrink and on a hot day expand  ;D
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