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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #255 on: 22 April, 2018, 06:12:57 pm »
"PMG telephone line strainer."
Oh how may of them would there be out there
What age?
Ian
There would be more then you think Ian.
I started my apprenticeship in the early 80's. Some of the line trucks still had them on board. Don't know if it was laziness or they still used them. Assume laziness.
I'm just trying to think..... These were used before the time what we called dead-ends were used when you terminate the overhead wires. Dead ends are those preformed bits of bent wire that wrap around an insulator and hold the tension in the wire. Not the intermediate insulating pins, I mean terminating the wire on the discs or bobbins.
It's all coming back to me. These suckers with the leather strap were not used to create a lot of tension. Only low tension. There were other grabs used for high tensions and we even used rope tied onto the wire in a special way as to not distort/bend the cable instead of grabs.
Similar items to what you've shown are still used today for twisted services or bundled conductors which only require low tensions.

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #256 on: 22 April, 2018, 06:14:42 pm »
I forgot to add. Who can guess how we were taught to check the tension in new overhead power lines? This will surprise a lot of people I'd say.

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #257 on: 22 April, 2018, 07:34:39 pm »
"PMG telephone line strainer."
Oh how may of them would there be out there
What age?
Ian

Were used for as long as the PMG was in operation, about 70 years. Image from the post masters general instruction manual. 

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #258 on: 22 April, 2018, 08:47:55 pm »
Show that picture to an old liney and they'll ask....what the hell are they doing?
You don't tension at pins. You only tension at shackles or discs because that's where the tension is held ie either end. Pins only hold the wire off the crossarm. Pins do not hold any wire tension what-so-ever.
It's like tensioning a barb wire fence. Where do you put the strainers and do the straining? At the strainer posts or in the middle of the fence line?

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #259 on: 23 April, 2018, 02:01:35 pm »
I thought you had to hang off the wire to see if you hit the ground. If you hit the ground 2 things have happened. Wire not tight enough and your a gonner.
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #260 on: 14 May, 2018, 10:49:02 am »
Six Tools in one
Both of these have six tools in but do different operations has anybody seen one
Also Buzacott combination tool
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #261 on: 01 June, 2018, 03:47:40 pm »
Simplex
Would you call it a winch ?
Would be used for raising something that would not be to heavy
I wounder what application it was used for
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #262 on: 01 June, 2018, 05:27:53 pm »
Hello Ian
I reckon the winch is to raise the tail (knock it out of gear so to speak) on a Simplex windmill.

Cobba has pictures of one of those 6 in one machines. Our local museum has one too. I'm not sure what make or model.

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #263 on: 02 June, 2018, 11:22:59 am »
I forgot to add. Who can guess how we were taught to check the tension in new overhead power lines? This will surprise a lot of people I'd say.

Cheers Scott         Pluck it. Hear what note it played?????
Keepum burnin an turnin

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #264 on: 02 June, 2018, 02:58:42 pm »
Now I have something I don't know what it is!

I must ask, What is a 6 in 1 machine?
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #265 on: 02 June, 2018, 04:30:41 pm »
Now I have something I don't know what it is!

I must ask, What is a 6 in 1 machine?
Oh Cobba. Pictures....you posted pictures of a six in one machine. You found it on your Tassie holiday. Remember this? You posted it in reply number 188 (page 13). It's what Ian has posted an ad for.

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #266 on: 03 June, 2018, 02:31:15 pm »
Now I do, but that was over 12 months ago now Scotty.
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #267 on: 09 June, 2018, 03:25:00 pm »
Picked this up today
Thread cleaning tool 6 sizes anybody seen one like this before
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #268 on: 09 June, 2018, 04:08:11 pm »
I take it that to get the 6 different sizes that the TPI are the same only the diameter is different. What a neat little tool
Cheers, John & Dee. Coopernook. NSW.

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #269 on: 09 June, 2018, 05:46:49 pm »
Hi John
The TPI is different for each size
Ian
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