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    Default More help with ID from you guys please

    This is on a 1/4" rod about 17" long (square cut on one end, rounded on the other). Was in the old 30's - early 50's machinist chest my girl got me for Christmas. Any ideas on what it is?


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    Some sort of crude shaft coupling?

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    I was thinking, it either hold a clear chip shield or a magnifier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 754 View Post
    I was thinking, it either hold a clear chip shield or a magnifier.
    I Googled the number on the side, but didn't get any results.

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    Put a couple of blades under those screw heads and you have a draw knife of sorts to deburr sheet metal, cleaning both sides with one swipe.

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    ^^ -sort of similar, but I think it's a very old version of a copper pipe cutter.
    Couple of rotary blades in there, and just spin it around the pipe to slice it off.


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    Maybe some sort of indicator holder, there is some reason for the two holes. Have you checked to see if the rod is one piece, the cardboard could be hiding a split.
    Jim

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    Surprised no one recognizes it.

    nearly positive it's nothing more than a grounding clamp....holes are for wires.

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    I don't think its a grounding clamp - there's no means of tightening the ground wires and the clamps also insulated from the rod,

    it "could" be used as a wire anchor for long rods and to give them stability or something - still don't know why it's insulated from the rod,,,

    it's interesting

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