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Offline rustyric

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Strange Nipper Things
« on: October 10, 2018, 02:12:29 PM »
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Re: Strange Nipper Things
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 04:22:35 PM »
Ear notchers ?
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Re: Strange Nipper Things
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 06:50:25 PM »
I'll go with a sheet metal tool to bend over some kind of rounded tab.

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Re: Strange Nipper Things
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 07:29:53 PM »
Perhaps a farriers tool?
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Re: Strange Nipper Things
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018, 01:26:19 AM »
not ear notchers no gap to put ear

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Re: Strange Nipper Things
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2018, 05:16:48 AM »
It looks like when the handles are squeezed together, the jaw opens - so maybe the "working surface" is the outer round edge?
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Re: Strange Nipper Things
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2018, 09:43:32 AM »
So if it made a notch in thin brass, but didn't remove material. There is seam using a notched overlap that is soldered. Seen this on "How it's Made" making brass musical instruments.
But the notch would not need to be as deep as the tool is. So might not be the right answer.
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Re: Strange Nipper Things
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2018, 11:49:51 AM »
Can anyone shed any light on 5 Y's Patent - I couldnt find anything

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Re: Strange Nipper Things
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2018, 04:03:53 PM »
I should have noticed the hinge direction.  My first idea would not work.  How about a tool to hold or expand an oval ring for some reason.

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Re: Strange Nipper Things
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2018, 02:21:44 AM »
Hinge direction - yes you are right, (I think) they are more for expanding something rather than cutting as they work the other way round. Also holding the handles together makes a nice taper leading up to the "head" Maybe they are medical ? or Vet related ?

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Re: Strange Nipper Things
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2018, 09:51:01 AM »
So have I beat you all ?

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Re: Strange Nipper Things
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2018, 05:36:15 PM »
 no, you have not beat them, they never give up here.

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Re: Strange Nipper Things
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2018, 06:53:38 PM »
possibly for stretching a rubber band or o-ring prior to slipping it over ???   

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Re: Strange Nipper Things
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2018, 07:23:38 PM »
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possibly for stretching a rubber band or o-ring prior to slipping it over ???

Don't think so, when you release them there is no room for whatever you are sliiping something over.

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Re: Strange Nipper Things
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2018, 01:05:14 AM »
I had thought about rubber bands, but i think it might be more like a circlip with a gap in it ?