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Old 11-03-2012, 07:20   #16
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Re: Mystery Tool: Does Anyone Know What This is For?

Have to admit--although a slightly different shape (threaded T-handle to pry the levers apart) have used them many times in my 20yrs in the fire service.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:24   #17
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Re: Mystery Tool: Does Anyone Know What This is For?

I'd rather not say, but when it's used the guests are commonly served bagels and lox.
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Re: Mystery Tool: Does Anyone Know What This is For?

It might be an old line stopper, used in commercial fishing.
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Might be a good project for a 3D printer.
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Re: Mystery Tool: Does Anyone Know What This is For?

I like the buckets of steam theory myself,,having carried many cans of striped paint in my early years,,i can relate.
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Old 11-03-2012, 18:02   #21
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OoooooooooooooooooooooK!

cat man do and blue stocking have it.... I looked it up thanks to their tip and indeed its used by firemen to shut off sprinkler heads quickly so's they can get on with cleanup rescue etc.


thanks folks!!
Geez...looked like to me it could be used for something much more unpleasant!
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God I love this place!!!
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Re: Mystery Tool: Does Anyone Know What This is For?

Reminds me of something the Marquise Du Sade used to say,,,,"Quick more marshmallows"
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Actually I have one, it was invented by Esmeralda Matilda Mergherkinsquirter, an Australian that invented the reverse idling gear for a Tasmanian trotting turkey, it's a Tasmanian trotting turkey beak and gut remover.
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Actually I have one, it was invented by Esmeralda Matilda Mergherkinsquirter, an Australian that invented the reverse idling gear for a Tasmanian trotting turkey, it's a Tasmanian trotting turkey beak and gut remover.
Mark 1 or Mark 11 there was a difference i believe?????
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Ahhhh,,,i know who you mean,,she was related to Gladys Minkwater III, countess of splonder,,originators of the nuclear powered tooth brush...
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Correct, mine is the mark 1, there were over 4000 made you can check the handle it should have the makers mark and number produced, EMMS001. Mine was a prototype did not have the rubber rests or ends, very popular amounts Australian sailors as they took there turkeys sea, this ensured here staple diet included fresh meat, problem was they where hard to butcher after the salt water shrunk the skins.
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Re: Mystery Tool - Does Anyone Know What This is For ?

Correction, from the last few responses, it is clearly a bullship extractor!
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Veterinarian tool. It's a sperm whale molar extractor
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I use mine to torture Wayward Wench. She likes it!!!!!!!!!
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