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Farm and Implement Wrenches and Tools => Farm Implement Wrenches and Tools => Topic started by: Mike H on August 10, 2018, 06:35:04 AM

Title: Guessing Fencing Tool
Post by: Mike H on August 10, 2018, 06:35:04 AM
I built a tool tray for snips, aviation snips, etc. to separate them from the pliers and make stuff easier to find. Of course, the new tray looked a little puny in terms of content. So I went through boxes
stored under bench and found these. Looks like Grandpa did a weld job on them.
Overall Length = 10-1/4"
Marked  VAUGHAN & BUSHNELL MFG. CO.
What is the primary intended use of this tool?
If it was fencing there is a lot of times a hammer head incorporated into design.
Title: Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
Post by: p_toad on August 10, 2018, 03:16:22 PM
possible, with the wire cutter and puller at the end.   other possibility is a farrier plier.
Title: Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
Post by: oldgoaly on August 10, 2018, 04:38:07 PM
I was thinking upholster or shoe cobbler, small tacks used in both crafts.
Title: Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
Post by: Ken W. on August 10, 2018, 07:13:02 PM
It looks  like a nail puller to me.
Title: Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
Post by: Mike H on August 11, 2018, 03:14:12 AM
http://www.vaughanmfg.com/pages/history-of-vaughan

The modern day version of the company has pry bars and
hammers in Home Depot. Company started by an 18 year old blacksmith.
Title: Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
Post by: mvwcnews on August 18, 2018, 09:58:27 PM
In the day those were described as carpenters pincers.  Handle ends have a nail claw & a screwdriver.  They work pretty well for pulling "cut" nails, not so well for wire nails.  Farrier's nippers do not need screwdriver or nail claw on the end of the handles.
Title: Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
Post by: Mike H on August 20, 2018, 11:36:21 AM
The next time in shop after reading post by mvwcnews post
I found a need to pull some brad nails which my Porter Cable
brad nailer had shot in
The V&B tool worked great on them
Don't know how well they would pull cut nails;
have tried a couple Google and eBay searches and
haven't come up with a picture that is a match between my tool
(with "screwdriver or pry" and claw/puller
on ends of handles) but for now I'm going with
carpenter's pincers instead of fencing tool.
Thanks mvwcnews
Title: Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
Post by: lptools on August 20, 2018, 01:32:44 PM
Hello, Here is a photo from a 1911 Sargent Catalog. Regards, Lou
Title: Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
Post by: mvwcnews on August 20, 2018, 04:56:30 PM
One more aside about carpenter pincers ( http://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?number=33079&typeCode=2 ) - Design patent for carpenter pincers with hammer poll on one jaw - produced by H.D. Smith & Co (before "Perfect Handle").
Title: Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
Post by: lptools on August 20, 2018, 05:51:29 PM
I would love to find one of those!!!! Regards, Lou