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Off Topic The Hand Tool thread

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by phantomknives, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    I guess this counts as a hand tool.

    I found this pry bar at my dad's place. its 28" long exactly and 7/8" across the flats. I believe it is what's called an alignment bar or alignment pry bar.

    It is stamped P T C does anyone know what that might stand for? I'm assuming P_____ Tool Company, but maybe not. could be anything, but I'll throw it out there in case anyone has an idea. Pretty neat old bar. looks kind of old.

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  2. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    Mar 31, 2016
    yes it is, it wraps all the way around and all that's legible is
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    PER___CT__HANDLE SCREWDRIVER
     
  3. A17

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    Jan 9, 2018
    Today I had a friend tell me he found an old tool while he was cleaning up his shop and wanted to know if I was interested. "Of course!", I said, so he went and got it and it turns out it's an Irwin perfect handle screwdriver. Right on time for this thread, in my opinion. So far I think this is the 4th or 5th perfect handle screwdriver in my collection.
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  4. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    I have slowly been trying to pick up and reorganize my workspace and I came across these tucked in a steel box from my last haul...

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  5. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    When I found these all I could think of...what threads did these make and for what in house specially guarded project might it have been?
    Jet engines, machinery to repair machinary, to the mundane, a machinist or engineer that wanted to make his own set, to who knows what ?

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  6. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    Mar 31, 2016
    nah that font's too old for jets, those are for radials, the best type of engine
     
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  7. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    I believe jet engines have been around since the late 1940's in varying stages of development and success. Certainly going into the 1950's.

    Not sure of the font of the print but the abbreviation of CT, CONN, was used while I was still in school and jets are older than me...by a little lol!
     
  8. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I bought this saw about a week ago. And i am truly enamored with it. It's hands down my finest hand saw. Cross cut no53 Atkins. Here's a photo for comparison(not that you guys need it);[​IMG]
    You all probably know all about this but I'm just learning about "damaskeening" or in this case a "damaskeened" finish. A few more pics;[​IMG] [​IMG]
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    And just a couple of snippets I found.
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    Have you guys run into this before? Are these saws very common? I'm very happy to have one! Cleaning the medallion is the only cleaning I'll do. I know I shouldn't have even done that! Anyway it's a beautiful saw in my opinion and I wanted to share it with you all and see what your thoughts are on it. Thanks!
     
  9. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    That is a great saw. I come by and across very few Atkins saws, any of their saws. I probably have well over 100 rip, crosscut panel saws...less than 5 are Atkins I would guess.
    Disston is more than common in my southern new England neck of the woods...very few Simonds as well...which is odd being so close to Fitchburg Ma.
    ...But Disston controlled the saw market like Coke or McDonalds does today. Way out front of the pack.
     
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  10. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    The William Schollhorn Company of New Haven Connecticut

    William Bernard, inventor of the parallel-jaw pliers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Sold his idea to W. Schollhorn Co. The company was incorporated in 1891 and remained active through the first part of the 20th century, eventually acquired by the Sargent Company in the
    1940's.

    No. 102-8 Bernard

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  11. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    EA72D560-4AA7-4134-A3CB-1E01DDA4B339.jpeg Campagnolo complete tool kit for bicycle frame building.
     
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  12. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    That's the pinnacle right there! What year range is that set?

    Just wicked awesome
     
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  13. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    I got this around 1985. The taps and dies are English/USA standard. They also made French and Italian. I have never made a frame from scratch. I just used this to clean up threads, reface surfaces, and align fork ends and dropouts.
     
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  14. Brian Rust

    Brian Rust

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    Nov 14, 2017
    It’s crazy how they roll marked them. You would think the bigger ones would be a straight rectangle but I have seen some roll marked like that and only one that was just a straight rectangle.
     
  15. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    Great time (1985) for cycling...I was just starting as a bike mechanic's apprentice about that time.
    I greatly appreciate you sharing that here.
    I have not built a frame either, only repair, resurface and realign, and rebuilds.

    Thanks again. Great set...Campy, '85...truely the pinnacle of the day.
     
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  16. FLINT77

    FLINT77

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    Apr 8, 2013
    the recent discussion in the 'it followed me home' thread reminded me that I recently found this 'Monkey Wrench'. Its pretty neat and has dual jaws. It is stamped FARNUM a couple places and has F stamped several other places on it. also, I don't know how close you can zoom in on the photo I'm posting here, but around the FARNUM stamp are some other things stamped very faintly. I think the bottom row is something about a patent date maybe, but I can't quite make out the top row. I've done some internet searches but can't find anything that seems to match. What do you think?
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  17. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    :cool:

    1938 catalog snip:
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  18. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    :thumbsup:

    Snips from 1906 catalog:

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  19. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    The Slaters' ripper.

    Not a roofer, a slater. That's a term that was vanished with the asphalt shingle.

    Thank you Bob.
     
  20. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    To continue from the followed me home thread...

    My Bemis & Call

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    Boston & Albany R.R.

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    My R.R. Monkey :)

    I use to use this monkey wrench for years, strictly my cast iron pipe fitting wrench when plumbing for heat or water in older homes and buildings.
    Never let me down.
     

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