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Offline Mike H

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Guessing Fencing Tool
« 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.

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Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 03:16:22 PM »
possible, with the wire cutter and puller at the end.   other possibility is a farrier plier.

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Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 04:38:07 PM »
I was thinking upholster or shoe cobbler, small tacks used in both crafts.
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https://www.facebook.com/187845251266156/photos/?tab=albums

Offline Ken W.

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Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 07:13:02 PM »
It looks  like a nail puller to me.

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Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
« Reply #5 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.

Offline Mike H

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Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
« Reply #6 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

Offline lptools

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Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018, 01:32:44 PM »
Hello, Here is a photo from a 1911 Sargent Catalog. Regards, Lou
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Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
« Reply #8 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").

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Re: Guessing Fencing Tool
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018, 05:51:29 PM »
I would love to find one of those!!!! Regards, Lou
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