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billretirecoll's loves793 of 926Newest unknown tool at coffee.McKaig Hatch Ford Combination Pliers Model T and Model A
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    Posted 2 years ago

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    About 8 inches long, when fully closed still 1/4 inch gap, has a spring mechanism so that it will automatically push open. No idea what it was for.

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    1. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 2 years ago
      Sugar used to be delivered to shops in a solid cone shaped piece called a sugar loaf. This tool was for cutting lumps off the solid cone. If you wanted loose sugar you had to grind it up finer with a glass sugar crusher.
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Thanks Irishcollector, I knew that, just couldn't get it from my memory banks! &:^)
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Senility has it's advantages, Bill. I just can't remember what they are.
    4. stephenchivers, 2 years ago
      Many thanks Irishcollector, I would never have guessed that. Not sure how my Dad would have got that.
    5. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 2 years ago
      You're very welcome Stephen. By the way, the projecting pin is to protect your fingers when pressing down on a table or counter top.

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