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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.
      http://www.extratech.co.za/pages/products.html
      (scroll down to miscellaneous)

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