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Offline Badknuckles

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Cleaning out the Barn
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:44:55 PM »
Other tools found with this were for various propane tank fittings so it might be related - just a  guess. The holes in the jaws are not broken or badly worn - but just not symmetrical.

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The handle says "NEVERSLIP" .08
One jaw says "OUT" with an arrow
Other jaw says " IN" with an arrow

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Re: Cleaning out the Barn
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 03:34:38 PM »
I may be way off, ( I usually am ) , but it looks like  horseshoe caulk pliers, and with Neverslip on it, I am certain.
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Re: Cleaning out the Barn
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 04:41:55 PM »
I agree, that is what it does.

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Re: Cleaning out the Barn
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 05:55:50 PM »
 I also agree with horse shoe caulk 

 IN  - put on
 OUT - remove

  I think that is what it refers to.

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Re: Cleaning out the Barn
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 06:04:10 PM »
Here are the ones I have.
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Re: Cleaning out the Barn
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 06:26:08 PM »
Well I Googled horseshoe calk etc and got quite an education on horseshoes. Learned what calking a horseshoe meant. Guess the shoe is drilled and tapped then a cleat (calk) is screwed on. All new to me. I see the holes in the jaws are flat on one side I spose for the rear facing surface of the calk and 2 holes for different size calks. So your answer makes sense. Very interesting. Thanx.

The jaws probly are marked ‘out’ and ‘in’  to save confusion for just in case you are lying upside down under a horseshoe (horse up on a lift). :-)

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Re: Cleaning out the Barn
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 07:15:06 PM »
 some caulks are threaded, some are not. many styles and many sizes.

  it's like putting chains on an automobile.

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Re: Cleaning out the Barn
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 07:44:02 PM »
Hello, Papaw. Good call on the calk wrench. Here is another style of a Neverslip. Regards, Lou
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Re: Cleaning out the Barn
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2018, 06:48:46 AM »
I almost forgot; what might be the meaning of the ".08" on the handle just after Neverslip? 

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Re: Cleaning out the Barn
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2018, 07:53:27 AM »
Hello, Badknuckles. I believe the Patent Number for your pliers is 165271. Regards, Lou
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Re: Cleaning out the Barn
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2018, 10:14:15 AM »
I Googled and found that # and the pic was nearly identical. Related #’s showed later modifications and other info. Very interesting. Thank you. I learned to ride 75 years ago on an English saddle no less but have never known much about horse maintenance except how to get on and off and steer  and if they need water.

Though it was patented in 1875 could the “.08” mean this particular one was manufactured in 1908?

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Re: Cleaning out the Barn
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2018, 04:53:18 PM »
Ha. Had to look that up, too; as i suspected they were a lot like loggers calks.   They are (well, maybe not in size.)   :grin: