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    Posted 4 years ago

    Jdoll
    (1 item)

    A type of puller?, handles about 12 inches, tool about 24 inches overall. Ideas? Was posted on a group for antiques

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    1. UncleRon UncleRon, 4 years ago
      This is about the fourth time one of these has been posted here over a couple of years and nobody has ever given a definitive answer about what it was used for. You'll get a lot of wild guesses. Functionally, it is obvious that the handles are to be squeezed together to operate it, forcing the D-shaped-hole piece out toward the end pieces with the hooks (your silhouette shot doesn't show them clearly - maybe add a couple pics from different angles & brighter lighting). Also, your shot doesn't show it but the D-shaped piece travels below the level of the turned-up ends, hence my assumption that that the hole was made to hold a removable tool(s), and the turned-up ends to hold something that the tool pressed against, rather than the D-shaped piece acting directly on anything. To bend something? crimp it? But what and why . . .? Good luck!
    2. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 4 years ago
      It is a Bailing Tool pulling handles apart tightens Bailing wire
    3. UncleRon UncleRon, 4 years ago
      OK. What part hooks onto the bailing wire and after it's pulled tighter how is the tension maintained?
    4. Onedtent, 4 years ago
      UncleRon

      I seem to recall the previous debate(s) about what this tool is. One of the suggestion was a cattle de-horning tool. Was this ever proven or was it just a suggestion?
    5. UncleRon UncleRon, 4 years ago
      You are correct Onedetent. It is definitely not a de-horner. They are built similarly but they have sharp blades like a robust tree pruner or a guillotine sort of tool. I think someone wrote that he had seen one used to clamp some kind of band seals onto milk cans (?) but I went back over two years of posts here and could not find it. That would make sense because the "d"-shaped piece could hold numbering tools which would mark the band with an individual farmer's ID number. This would have been when milk was picked up from farms in cans before refrigerated trucks. The driver would seal each can with the tool using the seal from the farm where he got it. (Purely speculation at this point.)

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