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cuemaker
10-02-2014, 10:38 AM
This was brought into my wife's work (Store Manager of Autozone) by some people...was found in thier grandfathers tool box. (and no, those are not my wifes man hands, except the last two.....)

What is it?

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/xringx/IMG950925_zpsriv2kqwf.jpg (http://s201.photobucket.com/user/xringx/media/IMG950925_zpsriv2kqwf.jpg.html)

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http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/xringx/IMG_0928_zpszusfxfjk.jpg (http://s201.photobucket.com/user/xringx/media/IMG_0928_zpszusfxfjk.jpg.html)

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa129/xringx/IMG_0927_zps8fff1ftp.jpg (http://s201.photobucket.com/user/xringx/media/IMG_0927_zps8fff1ftp.jpg.html)

topct
10-02-2014, 10:45 AM
Trammel point.

http://collectingme.com/drawing/Brass_Trammel_Points.aspx

john hobdeclipe
10-02-2014, 10:52 AM
Yeah, a trammel point. There should be two of them. A bar goes in the opening and you can put the two points as close or as far away as you want. You can make the bar to fit your needs. Then you can scribe or draw a large circle. Usually one of the pair has a means for fine adjustment.

cuemaker
10-02-2014, 10:55 AM
well ****.. that was to easy...

I was hoping for a conundrum, and then one of our rarely posting members would say, " Oh, backin 1955, when i was an apprentice, we had the old machine that did X. It was called a X. That is to X X X "

Old Hat
10-03-2014, 02:41 AM
well ****.. that was to easy...

I was hoping for a conundrum, and then one of our rarely posting members would say, " Oh, backin 1955, when i was an apprentice, we had the old machine that did X. It was called a X. That is to X X X "

It's your turn.
Oh please, tell us of some grand thing you once did.

JoeLee
10-03-2014, 08:18 AM
That was too easy.................

JL.......

browne92
10-03-2014, 09:39 AM
Side note: Draftsmen use something similar but smaller and more delicate called a beam compass.

Inquiring minds want to know. :)

boslab
10-03-2014, 09:48 AM
It certainly looks like a beam trammel head, but I have a reservation, the lug at the sides orientation is 90 degrees out for a fine adjust end?, is it possible that it is some other thing, perhaps a tracer or something similar?, either way you could make a trammel from it with a flat bar.
Unless the lug is for a fixed locus, like a bolt or pin screwed into the work?
Mark

TGTool
10-03-2014, 10:19 AM
Lug is to hold a pencil.

A.K. Boomer
10-03-2014, 10:44 AM
its an antique whatever it is...

boslab
10-03-2014, 06:39 PM
Lug is to hold a pencil.
Ah, so obvious when brain engaged!
Mark