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Offline coolford

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Who made it, what does it do?
« on: July 07, 2019, 12:38:20 PM »
Box lot item, had a small amount of black paint as well as rust on it before I cleaned it.

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Re: Who made it, what does it do?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2019, 12:58:39 PM »
Hello, Coolford. I am going to say Hog Ring Pliers, possibly made by Heller Bros.? Regards, Lou
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Re: Who made it, what does it do?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2019, 05:37:12 PM »
I think they’re tire chain pliers. Look like the ones that "Weed" made.

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Re: Who made it, what does it do?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2019, 05:42:35 PM »
I think they’re tire chain pliers. Look like the ones that "Weed" made.

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Re: Who made it, what does it do?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2019, 05:07:26 AM »
I was thinking that they might be tire chain pliers.  Thanks!

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Re: Who made it, what does it do?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2019, 04:08:44 PM »
They do not look like Weed brand pliers.  I believe that pattern was made by McKaig-Hatch for Weed type tire chains.

The three main makes that I see for the Weed tire chains are Weed, McKaig-Hatch, and St. Pierre, in that order from most common to least common.

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Re: Who made it, what does it do?
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2019, 05:04:00 PM »
Hello, Mike. Thanks for the info. Looking at them again, I see that the gap in the jaws is too big for a hog ring!! Regards, Lou
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Re: Who made it, what does it do?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2019, 01:13:57 PM »
Looks like a blasting cap crimper.

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Re: Who made it, what does it do?
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2019, 01:51:48 PM »
Henri---you may be on to something, looking behind the head between the handles that part would have nothing to do with chains.

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Re: Who made it, what does it do?
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2019, 04:10:05 PM »
I did not meant that I thought that they were McKaig-Hatch, I meant that I knew they were McKaig-Hatch.  The patent number is 1698474; January 8, 1929.  The part behind the jaws is for closing the links.

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Re: Who made it, what does it do?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2019, 05:18:38 AM »
Thanks wvtools, I will put it in my plier collection now.

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Re: Who made it, what does it do?
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2019, 09:55:47 PM »
I did not meant that I thought that they were McKaig-Hatch, I meant that I knew they were McKaig-Hatch.  The patent number is 1698474; January 8, 1929.  The part behind the jaws is for closing the links.
I updated the DATAMP entry for the patent to change the tool type to pliers : chain .  Back when I did the entry for that patent, the "pliers" category had not had sub-types added.  I need to review all those pliers patents I did years ago & update the "type" if appropriate.