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    The guy who bought this got it because he firmly believes that whomever dies with the most tools wins, and now he'd like to know what it's for. Any ideas?



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    edited to fix link.

    [This message has been edited by Tuckerfan (edited 01-16-2003).]

  • #2
    Hmm. The image loads only half the time in my browser. Don't know if it's a problem I'm having or not. Anyway, here's the url to the site when you can find the picture: http://www.pbase.com/image/10972058

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    • #3
      Well I got a drawer full of things like that sometimes they are paper weights othertimes doorstops!
      I just need one more tool,just one!

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      • #4
        It looks like some kind of wire stripper to me.Alistair
        Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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        • #5
          I believe it might be a nose hair remover.

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          • #6
            Well its either a double ended nipple chaser or band saw holder pliers.
            It does seem rare and likly worth a few thousand dollars to the right person. Tom

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            • #7
              It's not fully apparent to me just what the action is when you squeeze the handles. The presence of the coil springs suggest the jaws would be forced apart. If so, then one possible use would be something like pulling tension on a coaxial cable linkage, as is found on lawn mower throttles, motor cycles, etc.
              Looks like it was developed for one specific use, but would probably come in handy for lots of things.
              Be sure and let us know if he finds out.
              Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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              • #8
                If it was any color but "blue", I might be able to identify it, but since I'm color blind...........well....I can't help.

                Rodg
                RPease

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                • #9
                  Tuckerfan:
                  The stampings should give a clue in the right direction.

                  I know its not some wierd gynocology instruments - I have some for those!

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                  • #10
                    Thrud, the stampings on it are: NORM-MESS and D.R.P.

                    D.R.P. is a help. It probably means the tool is German.
                    D.R.P. stands for (among many other things, no doubt) Deutsches Reiches Patent.

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                    • #11
                      srikes me as something that you might use to geld pigs
                      Forty plus years and I still have ten toes, ten fingers and both eyes. I must be doing something right.

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                      • #12
                        DRP also could stand for dirty rotten pliers.
                        Jim H.

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                        • #13
                          Tuckerfan:
                          I was thunking it might be a tool for nazi warplanes - it might have even been for buzzbombs.

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                          • #14
                            Sort of looks like the fore runner to the Leatherman tools.....

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                            • #15
                              Looks like its designed for stretching something, like maybe a tension spring?

                              Can you post pics of it from all sides?

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