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Blacksmith and Metal Working Forum => Blacksmith and Metalworking Forum => Topic started by: se3388 on December 10, 2017, 01:05:12 PM

Title: What is this
Post by: se3388 on December 10, 2017, 01:05:12 PM
This is posted on another Forum I frequent and we are having a time identifying it. Any ideas here?

Steve.........
Title: Re: What is this
Post by: Papaw on December 10, 2017, 01:25:14 PM
Marking gauge

https://www.google.com/search?q=Marking+gauge&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS758US758&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsjqumo4DYAhUC0IMKHYvYDiMQ_AUICygC&biw=1600&bih=769 (https://www.google.com/search?q=Marking+gauge&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS758US758&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsjqumo4DYAhUC0IMKHYvYDiMQ_AUICygC&biw=1600&bih=769)
Title: Re: What is this
Post by: se3388 on December 10, 2017, 01:58:57 PM
Best idea so far. It does have some similar characteristics.

Steve.........
Title: Re: What is this
Post by: p_toad on December 10, 2017, 02:37:19 PM
I agree.   Looks like the stop simply slides in and out of those slots at fixed intervals and the cutter/marking pin is missing from the divided end.
Title: Re: What is this
Post by: bill300d on December 10, 2017, 02:56:11 PM
I am seeing a part possibly to a scale
Title: Re: What is this
Post by: oldgoaly on March 24, 2018, 12:56:33 PM
Could be part of a old 1900 steam boiler safety valve. it was hinged on one end, then the weight could be moved for the proper pop-off pressure. They were mostly made of brass also.