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Tools and Hardware3707 of 8619Mahogany and plate glass swinging doors from old bankSURE & GRIP,SCREW & NUT HOLDER, OCT 24 1922
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    Posted 4 years ago

    Deano27
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    Can't anybody help identify what this old tool is? It seems to be for expanding a gland or something using a wooden plunger.

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    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Seating corks in bottles ? Installing tampons in wooden hobby horses ?
    2. Recordmantime, 4 years ago
      lol... I'll go along with seating corks....as far as the hobby horse I'll leave that one alone...smiling
    3. UncleRon UncleRon, 4 years ago
      You don't say how large the tool is. It doesn't appear to work for seating corks. If the cork, inside the tool's arms, fits into a bottle's neck, the cork is already too small. It could be a gerbil tool.
    4. Deano27, 4 years ago
      The slightly rebated top of the wooden plunger is exactly 1.5" in diameter
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Ron. Maybe they used "fartonium" & that expanded the considibble on the cork so that it fit in the identifit snuggly. If that's not it, I'm at a loss without having access to a maladium with Whitworth threads.
    6. UncleRon UncleRon, 4 years ago
      Deano27- I'd go with your original assessment - it expands something - possibly the something is then pushed onto something else before it can shrink back(?) The dimples on the arms suggest that was how far you should insert it before engaging the plunger. Just idle speculation.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Ron, I hadn't considered the "dimple factor"and usually pushed beyond that. Let me give this much consideration before I get banned from CW.
    8. Gillian, 4 years ago
      My vote is for the expanding glands.
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
      Gillian, you're not helping!! LOL !! LMFAO !! In the interest of (whatever), I step aside !
    10. UncleRon UncleRon, 4 years ago
      Remember BB2, "Brevity is the soul of wit."
    11. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      I think it is a wine corker. Look at this website- scroll down or do a search of the word TOOLS. Look on the table.

      It looks like there is one there with a sheath over the tines.
    12. Gillian, 4 years ago
      Did you forget to post the link? Why would they put a sheath over it.
    13. AzTom AzTom, 4 years ago
      I going with a device to insert suppositories.

      I was thinking the bumps or dimples on the arms may be where a rubber O ring went to hold the arms in.
    14. psblacky, 4 years ago
      The object that you have is for putting rubber linings on the cows milking machines
      you slip a rubber coupling over the cows udders when milking them, your hand machine stretches the new rubbers when you have to replace one.
      I have two one for external fitting and internal. Regards psblacky
    15. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      psblacky! Cool! Now the mystery is solved!

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