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    Posted 16 days ago

    lynnbear17
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    Wondering what this tool is and what it would be used for? Bought this at a garage sale out of curiosity.
    Thanks!.

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    Comments

    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 15 days ago
      Does the large round part turn? Maybe some sort of winding handle?
    2. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 15 days ago
      Maybe part of a lap anvil which is missing it’s base.
    3. lynnbear17, 15 days ago
      Yes the round part does turn.
    4. lynnbear17, 15 days ago
      there is two little short prongs on the bottom part that looks like it must fit into something..
    5. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 14 days ago
      You can post pictures so will you post one showing those prongs? That might be helpful.
    6. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 14 days ago
      Maybe domed anvils for jewelry making.
    7. Motoolz, 14 days ago
      My guess is that it is a valve lapping tool for automobile engine valves. Old valve s had two recesses in the flat part so the valve could be rotated back and forth with a polishing compound to make a good seal between. The valve and engine head
    8. TallCakes TallCakes, 14 days ago
      way to go Motoolz!
      here's one with image showing prongs
      https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-auto-hand-valve-lapping-tool-1911884571
    9. lynnbear17, 14 days ago
      Thanks to all you guys for your help and TallCakes a special thank you for solving the mystery. You can learn something new every day. Won't have to rack my brains any longer!
    10. TallCakes TallCakes, 14 days ago
      credit to Motoolz on solving this one, I was only able to find an example online. just a note tho'; it always helps to have images showing the details and description of movement if applicable...

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