Posted 1 month ago
Thrift shop find -- just too odd to refuse for all of two bucks. ;-)
Since then I've looked at *hundreds* of pics of all kinds of old pliers of every shape size and configuration -- coming up with a big fat ZERO. :-(
The checkout clerk thought they looked like "dentist pliers". <lol> I was guessing more like something for c-clips or snap rings, or maybe some kind of specialty application since they work 'in reverse' -- squeezing the handles together makes the jaws *open*.
I cleaned some of the rust away with a light steel-wool rubbing, which revealed a stylized "CB" logo in the center of the hinge, and numbers [?]32,950 and 756,14 near the edge of the same half of the tool. Inside the handles are small posts likely intended to hold a (missing) coiled spring which would serve to hold the jaws closed. The tool is only about 4-1/2" long.
Does anybody else know anything about them and/or what they're for?? Guesses welcomed too?!! :-)