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metalmagpie
11-12-2016, 04:43 PM
Unknown pliers - do YOU know what their purpose is? - metalmagpie

http://nwnative.us/Grant/images/temp/knipexUnknownPliers.jpg

http://nwnative.us/Grant/images/temp/knipexNameplate.jpg

Lew Hartswick
11-12-2016, 04:47 PM
Well what do they look like??? :-)
...lew...

Joel
11-12-2016, 05:07 PM
Glass breaking/nibbling tool perhaps for stained glass work, or maybe an early style for tile? Just a guess.

darryl
11-12-2016, 05:12 PM
Joel has it right.

Alistair Hosie
11-12-2016, 05:42 PM
They looked to me as if they might be used to flatten a bent over edge, on sheet metal. Alistair

GEP
11-12-2016, 06:03 PM
Thats a tool the veterinarians use to harvest mountain oysters

metalmagpie
11-12-2016, 07:32 PM
Glass tool - that makes sense, among other things the former owner was a glass artist. Thanks!

metalmagpie

Seastar
11-12-2016, 07:41 PM
http://knipex-tools.com/fileadmin/site/knipex/scripts/mediando/images/KNIPEX/Produktfotos/web/zoom/91311804k.jpg
Here is the current version
Bill

Illinoyance
11-12-2016, 09:53 PM
A shoemaker's lasting plier.

flylo
11-13-2016, 10:43 AM
I bet they were made for glass blowers to handle round tubes.