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Old 26-06-2014, 16:24   #1
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Question Here's a strange one for you Ole' Timers

Any idea what this tool might have been used for? My Dad picked it up at a yard sale with some other old woodworking tools.



It says 'The Gipe Patented' but no year.



The only thing I could think of was maybe a swaging tool or something to do with cabling and the like.
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Re: Here's a strange one for you Ole' Timers

See here, a bit more complicated than that. I used to go into a shop in the UK that had them, they were fascinating to me as a little bugger.

Cash railways - Gipe Carrier Company

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See here, a bit more complicated than that. I used to go into a shop in the UK that had them, they were fascinating to me as a little bugger.

Cash railways - Gipe Carrier Company

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Re: Here's a strange one for you Ole' Timers

What a wide band of basically useless knowledge we have on here.

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What a wide band of basically useless knowledge we have on here.
Goes right along with the useless junk our parents pick up (spending our inheritance) that we'll someday inherit and have to get rid of!
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Re: Here's a strange one for you Ole' Timers

Anyway to transport beer on that little tram? Maybe a wire from refrigerator to sofa in front of the TV?
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Anyway to transport beer on that little tram? Maybe a wire from refrigerator to sofa in front of the TV?
I was thinkin' helm to galley so the Admiral can fill my drink & dinner orders!
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I use one every day on my bad back.
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Goes right along with the useless junk our parents pick up (spending our inheritance) that we'll someday inherit and have to get rid of!
Might be worth something nowadays though. Don't throw it away before you check.

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I was thinkin' helm to galley so the Admiral can fill my drink & dinner orders!
Well, I thought of that too but it's not marine grade stainless or bronze and isn't listed in the West Marine catalog.
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Re: Here's a strange one for you Ole' Timers

What's the scrap value of it?
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What a wide band of basically useless knowledge we have on here.

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Ain't that the truth. Until looking at the picture captions I never knew there really was a place named Devizes. I read a book of limericks many years ago which included the following:

There once was a young man from Devizes,
whose ears were of two different sizes,
the one that was small was of no use at all,
but the other won numerous prizes.

My mind is a fountain of useless information.
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