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Antique wooden tall handcranked chain mechanism spring mounted cancers maybe some form of press drill or maybe ratchet

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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Can anybody help me identify this tool ,
    Just pulled it out of my shed .
    Looks like some form of handcranked drill press but not sure what spring mounted pinchers are for I can't make out make his name very heavy very well made someone said it could be something to do with railway lines ???? An any help

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    1. patchas, 6 years ago
      Looks like a fixture for making the upper 1/2 of calf high boots that I have seen as part of WWI Infantry uniforms or any lace up high work boots

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