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Offline amecks

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Spotted this giant puller at a second hand store...
« on: March 14, 2019, 03:58:41 PM »
... in Auburn NY near where I work.  It's got to be at least 3 feet tall just to the cross bar.  What would this be used for?  The metal jaws have a bent in grabber lip at the bottom - I managed to cut off the bottom of one leg in the photo.

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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Spotted this giant puller at a second hand store...
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 03:59:43 PM »
And a wood screw?  I have no idea, but it'll be fun to watch this one.  Betcha someone knows.

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Re: Spotted this giant puller at a second hand store...
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 04:20:25 PM »
To give relief to a constipated elephant? 
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Offline Ken W.

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Re: Spotted this giant puller at a second hand store...
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 04:56:50 PM »
I have one of those. It's part of a fruit press. There is a few pieces missing. Mine was made in Middleport , N.Y.  A few folks said it was for installing barrel rings , but someone put up the patent and picture.

Offline skipskip

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Re: Spotted this giant puller at a second hand store...
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 06:14:01 PM »
I believe it to be a barrel top press

used to press the wooden top onto a barrel

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Offline wvtools

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Re: Spotted this giant puller at a second hand store...
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019, 08:57:45 AM »
Skip is right on this one.  I have sold 4 or 5 of those over the years.  They are usually called a head press, but there may be other names for them.

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Re: Spotted this giant puller at a second hand store...
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 05:21:31 PM »
Ken, you had a good idea but  a fruit press would have a longer screw shaft.