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    Posted 3 years ago

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    I bought this at a fete in Johannesburg South Africa.

    It is on a wooden base and made from brass. It has the number 86-04-138

    20cms long by 14 cms wide by 18cms high.

    Can anybody tell me what it was used for?
    1 suggestion was as a nutcracker!!
    I rather think it could have been used as a seal press but cannot find anything on the internet to substantiate this.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      Thumb-screw ? LOL
    2. Quantumphysica Quantumphysica, 3 years ago
      I've seen these offered on several websites as "steampunk" walnut crackers, so that one suggestion you got may be correct...
      I found one South African company that manufactures this press, labeled as a nut cracker, on order; I have no idea if this is the original manufacturer of these or if they make reproductions, as they seem to produce mainly industrial and automotive machine components.
      (scroll down to miscellaneous)

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