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Ian

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #315 on: 19 July, 2018, 06:08:55 pm »
Hi Scott

That's right, but who would have used it?

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #316 on: 20 July, 2018, 07:40:01 am »
Hello Ia.
Ever been to Stanthorpe? Bottling your own wine is pretty popular, and has been popular since the Italian immigrants first settled the area. I'm sure other immigrants would have bottled similar in other areas.

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« Reply #317 on: 20 July, 2018, 08:05:12 am »

I'll go for Chemists.
If it's old, treat it like gold.
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #318 on: 20 July, 2018, 08:46:20 am »
Hi All

Its an Apothecary's Cork Crimper.


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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #319 on: 20 July, 2018, 10:07:59 am »
Its an Apothecary's Cork Crimper.
And it's ornate enough to be on the front counter in a Chemists shop. Good thinking Steve.

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #320 on: 20 July, 2018, 09:07:02 pm »
This is not quite a tool but can anyone tell me what this Dead Weight Tester would have been used for? When it was given to me I was told it had come from the Victorian Railways diesel workshops. First thought was it would have measured leakage of fuel past injector nozzles or pump plungers. However the space below the weight would not allow these components to have been inserted. The downward movement of the weight is timed.  This I think indicates testing leakage past a valve or plunger. The ADI test number indicates the accuracy of the testing was important. The tester has been fitted to a purpose built hinged box so must have been used in different locations, perhaps on board a locomotive or at different sites.
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #321 on: 21 July, 2018, 08:09:24 am »
Hello all
The Borroughs is a red herring I reckon. They made storage stuff didn't they?
I'd be ringing the test mob seeing the phone number and report numbers are there.
I would be interesting to see what it was meant for. Testing rubber hardness?

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« Reply #322 on: 21 July, 2018, 04:13:12 pm »
The testing of rubber is generally done using a Durometer measuring in the Shaw "A" scale. The same gauge is used for the hardness of polyurethane and some nylon products. The lever on this device looks as if you put the effort into apply pressure to get a result.
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« Reply #323 on: 25 July, 2018, 03:48:39 pm »
Thanks Scott and Cobbadog. No luck with the phone number as it now goes to another business. Don?t hold much hope with the ADI as they are such a large organization and re developed over the years since the test.  Have sent an email off to Borroughs Co.  They did make a lot of specialized tools, as shown by the items that can be found on an EBay search. The lever only lifts the weight so all downward pressure comes from the weight.
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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #324 on: 25 July, 2018, 03:58:15 pm »
Now I'm wondering if it is a ROC gauge for measuring the hardness of steel. I think the "R" stood for Rockwell test. Saw a smaller thing similar but not the same at a cast iron foundry once a long time back.
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« Reply #325 on: 10 August, 2018, 04:19:48 pm »
What was this used for? doing leather work ?
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« Reply #326 on: 10 August, 2018, 04:24:20 pm »
Quite possible for leather work but more than likely used on carving out soft tiles to be used as a stencil. I remember back to that day when I actually went to school for a look and during the craft lesson we used one of those little bent chisels to carve out the section of tile that we did not want the ink to stick to to make a print of what ever we drew.
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« Reply #327 on: 10 August, 2018, 05:30:45 pm »
How big is it Ian? I have a set of chisels like that for carving wood. They're about 250mm long. There's also a set of those el-cheepo lino chisels in the draw. They're about 125mm long.

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #328 on: 10 August, 2018, 08:00:26 pm »
Hi Scott its 255mm long
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Ian

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Re: Tool 1
« Reply #329 on: 10 August, 2018, 10:34:11 pm »
Hi

My wife's Grandfather was a Pattern Maker my Father In Law had his tool box and there were quite a few gouges simular to the one pictured (various sizes) in amongst his tools.

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Ian
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