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    Posted 1 year ago

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    No idea what this is. Does anyone have any clues? Each end consists of a metal plate secured in place by thumbscrews, and the screw opens/closes the mechanism that moves one end towards inwards towards the other approximately 6”. Any info is appreciated!

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    1. afterthought, 1 year ago
      A guess. Looks like it would be used on an old industrial machine's flat belt to bring the ends together to be joined.
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      Maybe to help buttoning pants after holidays.
    3. slackjack, 1 year ago
      I will go with answer #1 .
    4. lzenglish, 1 year ago
      I agree with afterthought, and slackjack, in that it is a flat belt tension device tool. I did not find the "patent applied for" version, that you posted, but did find a few look-a-likes.
    5. lzenglish, 1 year ago
      Try This one......,+belt+clamp&source=bl&ots=gfLhaFiPe8&sig=6baups9AJ-cW1tQKj_gbl-teFFc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjzxKDT3rbfAhUpFzQIHa6uAokQ6AEwDnoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=gardner's%2C%20belt%20clamp&f=false

    6. cptawesome, 1 year ago
      Sounds likely given where it was found. Thanks all!

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