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Offline PDRPrescott

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Tools--Identity?
« on: August 14, 2017, 04:43:02 PM »
Hi,
Can you please identify this old tool that belonged to my dad?  Thanks so much.

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Re: Tools--Identity?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 06:53:58 PM »
Might be a form of hog ring pliers, but your photos need better lighting.
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Re: Tools--Identity?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 07:10:08 PM »
Those look like a tire chain tool.

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Re: Tools--Identity?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 07:23:30 PM »
Those look like a tire chain tool.

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Re: Tools--Identity?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 07:31:04 PM »
Still on a learning curve here with uploading photos.  Hope this works better.

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Re: Tools--Identity?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 09:02:05 PM »
These have been shown in a past MVWC Newsletter as being hanger manipulating tool for "half-round" eaves trough. -- "Bus" Haury has one & a catalog listing that identified its use.

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Re: Tools--Identity?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 05:32:10 AM »
wood or sheet metal trough? time period?   thanks.
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Re: Tools--Identity?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 07:12:53 PM »
Thanks so much for the help.  I am discovering a whole new world of tools and their uses.  Does anyone know what era these were used?  Are they used now?  Or am I asking too many questions?

It's just that I find these esoteric tools and their uses fascinating.


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Re: Tools--Identity?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2018, 07:14:53 AM »
Tire chains are still used in certain mountainous areas in winter conditions to traverse areas that could not be done with conventional snow tires.   High altitudes like in N. California and other areas still require chains.   A common name here was "WEED" who made this type of pliers and are found occasionally at flea mkts. etc.   Carbide studded snow tires were used back in the 60's + and put the Kabosch on chains until the munipalities decided that the carbide did more damage to the concrete/asphalt than chains-so those were pretty much banned everywhere.   Tire chains are still sold today in most farm stores thru-out the US-just not used very much.
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Re: Tools--Identity?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2018, 03:37:39 PM »
1925 catalog, L.D. Berger, Philadelphia
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