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clutch
01-02-2012, 01:32 PM
Uncle got this tool somewhere along the way and wanted to know more about it. A link to instructions would be helpful.

http://www.garage-machinist.com/www/homeshopmachinist/DSC05262.jpg

More pictures.
Link1 (http://www.garage-machinist.com/www/homeshopmachinist/DSC05266.jpg)

Link2 (http://www.garage-machinist.com/www/homeshopmachinist/DSC05270.jpg)

Thanks,

Clutch

loose nut
01-02-2012, 02:42 PM
Might be for calibrating left handed thruple nuts.

jugs
01-02-2012, 03:07 PM
Might be for calibrating left handed thruple nuts.

No might about it :)

Hopefuldave
01-02-2012, 03:09 PM
There was a Helios A.G. in germany from the 1880's to the 1930's, manufacturer of telegraph and lighting equipment, could be a lead?

If telegraphy, could be a tension checker for overhead wires? A few more pics from other angles might help us guessers!

Dave H.

aboard_epsilon
01-02-2012, 03:12 PM
Ive got a manual vernier caliper made by helios

so they wernt just into telegraph and lighting equipment

all the best.markj

Mcgyver
01-02-2012, 05:07 PM
I'm no help with that tool - sort a bit of the house the Jack built isn't it? I do have lots of Helios stuff; indicators, squares, small hole gauges, mics etc, very nice stuff. German maker with a complete line of measuring equipment

J. R. Williams
01-02-2012, 10:23 PM
Band strapping tool?

bruto
01-02-2012, 11:26 PM
It vaguely resembles one of a bunch of odd and utterly useless tools I once found that were designed for adjusting the relay contacts on telephone equipment.

Forrest Addy
01-03-2012, 12:35 AM
WAG I think it might be a wire splicing tool for single strand bare wire but I'm not sure how it's used

It could aslo be a spring winding tool. Aslo a WAG

Dr Stan
01-03-2012, 01:12 AM
Are there any identifying model or serial numbers? If so, I'd contact Helios with the pics & the info to see if they would be willing to help ID the tool.

Who knows, maybe its the one missing item that will finish off their history of the company display and they offer you a million dollars for it. :rolleyes:

clutch
01-03-2012, 05:56 PM
WAG I think it might be a wire splicing tool for single strand bare wire but I'm not sure how it's used

It could aslo be a spring winding tool. Aslo a WAG

It is a spring winding tool. We were hoping to find someone with experience using it.

Clutch