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Offline PDRPrescott

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Another mystery.
« on: April 25, 2019, 12:12:29 PM »
I believe this is brass. Measures 3 1/4" long when closed. 6" when opened. It is not marked. 1/2" wide.

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Re: Another mystery.
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 01:31:06 PM »
Probably a soapstone holder used by welders.
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Re: Another mystery.
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 05:04:21 PM »
Probably a soapstone holder used by welders.

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Re: Another mystery.
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2019, 11:22:58 AM »
I think it’s a key to a lock. They key slides in the side of the lock.




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Re: Another mystery.
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2019, 11:32:55 AM »
good one 3Bay!
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Re: Another mystery.
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2019, 01:06:36 PM »
I have one of those  miniature tool box looking things was in my scrap brass to melt down. strange looking thing!
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Re: Another mystery.
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2019, 01:51:16 PM »
Someone posted this type key on one of the forums wondering if it was a tool once before. I also thought so the first time I saw one at an estate sale. I had to ask them what it was. It was near the book shelf with glass doors, and apparently the lock held the two handles together.

It was hard to find an image without good search terms , but they might be referred to as a Chinese trunk lock.
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