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Can anyone ID this tool

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by gulfmp, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. gulfmp

    gulfmp NES Member

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    My father in law has this tool that was handed down to him. He doesn't know what it is, nor do I. It looks old but who knows. The dial says "patent applied for" but there is no other reference numbers anywhere other than the numbers on the dial. The shaft has a chisel point to it, so when its held into something and the "key" handle is turned, the dial rotates to indicate the change in the face of the dial. Any ideas?
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    I just opened it to make sure it wasn't a picture of me.

    No clue what that is though.
     
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  3. loneranger

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    A winding tool with counter? Maybe for a clock?
     
  4. RHJJ

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    Great idea 60 is the max.
     
  5. saltydude

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    It does look like a clock or music box part winder. My first thought but the machinist in me thinks it might be an antique measuring device like an early micrometer.
     
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    my guess is an RPM counter of some sort
     
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    Some sort of depth measuring gauge, with increments in metric?

    Look again... 100 is the max
     
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    Looks very National Treasure-ish. Call Nick Cage or Sean Bean.
     
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    Looks like 100 to me. Like "thousandths" my thinking.
     
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    Doh
     
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    +1 to this is what I was thinking also. My google kung fu is working I think because I did find this picture!

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    Charles.
     
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    Do you want to pawn it or sell it? I'll give you ten bucks.

    Earlier, this guy brought in a hoozie-whatsis and I want it for my shop. If the right buyer sees ot I can make a LOT of money.
     
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    This guy (Mark Hall-Patton)...

    [​IMG]

    Seems like there's nothing he hasn't seen or doesn't know about


    You win!
     
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    A little bit further to the right.
    Its either a gonkulator or fratastat.... not sure. Now that I look closer it could be a Raselfragit.
     
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    It looks like it counts one number per turn of the chiseled end. It looks to be one digit per rotation by counting the teeth. i will be interested to see what others come up with.
     
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    its a thingamabob or very well could be a whoseawhatsit. Hell might even be a whatchamacallit
     
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    It looks like a RPM/FPM gauge used in machine shops. They were common years ago when shops were run by overhead pulleys and water wheels.
     
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    I think it's a Jesse Cohen Tachometer, it's a device designed to measure the spin of a hot air driven tool.
     
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    I was gonna say John Kerry but the resemblance isn't there.
     
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    So do you want to pawn it or sell it?


    Chris
     
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    We have a winner - it is a mechanical tachometer.
     
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    Here's a more modern example of what you have. [​IMG]
    We use it in the papermill I work in to compare speeds of different sections of the paper machine. You hold the tip against a moving object and it'll tell you the speed that the machine is moving. I bet I can find one of those lying around somewhere at work.
     
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    I was expecting a picture of Obama.
     
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    I'll give you 25 bucks or a one ounce silver coin, take your pick. And I'll pay for shipping, 5 dollars or a wooden nickle.
     

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