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Posted 4 years ago

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cast iron - no markings, no name or patent number. Purchased at an auction sale - none of the antique dealers there knew what it was. Have checked with elderly, no one remembers seeing anything like it.
About 6 inches from end to end 4 inches in diameter.

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  1. Mary, 4 years ago
    could this be an antique tire patcher.. found something similar on ebay?
  2. areliczone areliczone, 4 years ago
    It looks to me like a mold for making frogs for flower arangements. The surface looks rough. If you put glass, lead, plaster of paris, or some sort of composition in it, you would not be able to release it from the mold. It might have been for rubber. Latex mold material is available. Put it in the mold, let it cure. After it sets you can pull it out of the mold and see what you have.
  3. mary, 4 years ago
    we finally found the answer... it was used to repair innertubes for tires.... would they would put kerosene in the container, light it - close it - then would put the repair material and innertube between the two flat surfaces...clamp iit down - the heat would melt the two together.... found a great info page on AdamsenAncestry.com//// thanks for the thoughts
  4. areliczone areliczone, 4 years ago
    I googled AdamsenAncestry.com, and could not find the site. Help
  5. areliczone areliczone, 4 years ago
    Hello Mary I have not been able to find the information page you commented on at Adamsen Ancestry.com ////. Could you please dirrect me to this site with a link. I know you have solved this mystery, but I would like to see it for my own information. Thank you in advance
  6. Mary, 4 years ago
    http://www.adamsonancestry.com/memorabila/adamson-vul-advert-1916.jpg
    yhsy what it says on the bottom of my printout.... hope it works...
  7. areliczone areliczone, 4 years ago
    Thank you, what great ad. I love it.
  8. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 3 years ago
    Check my post here on CW of "texaco Valor 2 gallon can" there is one of these new in the box at the top of the photo ,it also came with a rod to tighten the wing nuts and a tin cup to pour fuel in it to light it with.

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