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Offline Bill Houghton

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Serious tube patching clamp
« on: May 10, 2019, 08:13:34 AM »
I was in the Habitat ReStore the other day, and they had a "what is it?" on the front counter.  I got the chance to demonstrate that I'm a knowledgeable guy by explaining tube patch clamps.  This is the fanciest one I've ever seen.  The "base" has a metal cap with the "cheese grater" bumps used for roughing up the tube.  Unscrewing it reveals a round cavity that I suspect held patches.

I tried to buy it, so I could take pictures (and then donate it back - this is not one of the things I gather up), but the guy who set prices wasn't there.  If someone here does collect this kind of thing, let me know, and I'll call and see what they're asking.  I might be over there next week.

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Re: Serious tube patching clamp
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 11:24:45 AM »
More than a bit cool !
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Re: Serious tube patching clamp
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 04:50:41 PM »
neat - haven't seen one of those in a while.   have any approximate dimensions?   :smiley:

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Re: Serious tube patching clamp
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 07:00:45 PM »
Dimensions: not really; I was running late-ish to the next stop.  I'd estimate the clamping surface at about 2-1/2".

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Re: Serious tube patching clamp
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2019, 08:00:17 PM »
The lid is 2 1/8"
The clamping surface is 2 3/8"
The height is 4 5/8"

Mine is same as yours.  Red with black lid.  PAT PEND
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