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Offline J.A.F.E.

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An Odd Little Item
« on: May 24, 2011, 09:57:34 PM »
This one is a complete mystery to me. I found it at the swap in a box of junk. Any reasonable person would have just walked on by. Instead I dug, bargained and bought. There are a couple other items I'll likely post on the site in the near future that came out of that box too.



It articulates some. Here it is in the collapsed state.



Here it is in the expanded state. No springs so I am guessing whatever it's supposed to fit into forces the parts into alignment.



The reverse side.



The only markings are the name Mastercraft



And the wonderful descriptive name of Adjustomatic and Italy.



Any guesses?
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Re: An Odd Little Item
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2011, 10:17:13 PM »
Mastercraft is the house brand name for tools sold by "Canadian Tire" They only operate in Canada. Stores that sell automotive, tools, sporting goods and housewares.
Never seen a tool like that but in a week or so will be at one of their stores and will check.

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Re: An Odd Little Item
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 01:00:35 AM »
Looks like a pipe reamer to me, but whether for small diameter pipe or a smoking pipe, I don't know.
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Offline Branson

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Re: An Odd Little Item
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011, 05:57:09 AM »
Any reasonable person would have just walked on by.

No reasonable people here.

No pictures came through for me.


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Re: An Odd Little Item
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011, 04:14:00 PM »
Mastercraft is the house brand of Canadian Tire as Neals said, but it is also a trade name for a smoking pipe manufacturer....I suspect the tool in question is a tobacco pipe cleaning tool. ...Rob
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Re: An Odd Little Item
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011, 06:29:45 PM »
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Re: An Odd Little Item
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 08:29:27 PM »
Yep a pipe reamer, if ya want to sell it let me know, I'm lookin for one mine just broke!
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Re: An Odd Little Item
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011, 08:46:37 PM »
I would never have guessed that one.

Offline J.A.F.E.

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Re: An Odd Little Item
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2011, 09:10:43 PM »
I would never have guessed it either.

Thanks for the help.
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Re: An Odd Little Item
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2011, 02:44:58 AM »
Since when is a pipe nail not good enough for cleaning a pipe bowl?

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Re: An Odd Little Item
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2011, 03:17:30 AM »
Pipe smokers, like tool guys, like to have lots of tools, from simple to elegant.
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