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    Posted 1 month 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, 1 month ago
      Does the large round part turn? Maybe some sort of winding handle?
    2. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 month ago
      Maybe part of a lap anvil which is missing it’s base.
    3. lynnbear17, 1 month ago
      Yes the round part does turn.
    4. lynnbear17, 1 month ago
      there is two little short prongs on the bottom part that looks like it must fit into something..
    5. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 month ago
      You can post pictures so will you post one showing those prongs? That might be helpful.
    6. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 month ago
      Maybe domed anvils for jewelry making.
    7. Motoolz, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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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