Featured Couple of mystery tools

Discussion in 'Tools' started by daveydempsey, Feb 25, 2022.

  1. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    I found these in a crate at my lock-up.

    Top one has wooden handle grips obviously for turning something.
    The left grip is spring loaded and levers down about an inch (2nd pic)

    The bottom one has a similar spring loaded lever on one side and a leather strap and cross hatch plate, perhaps for gripping something, similar to an oil filter wrench.

    Both have the same size opening.

    Camera for size comparison.






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  2. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

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  3. Joe in PA

    Joe in PA Well-Known Member

    Pipe strap wrench type tool? Connect the two tool halves with section of small ID pipe and wrap the strap around a large pipe and swing the combination to turn the large pipe and perhaps use the left grip lever also for small movements
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  4. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    The bottom tool appears to have a foot grip (upside down).
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  5. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Its not a foot grip , its too small.
    The strap is for holding something and the cross hatched plate is so it does not slip
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  6. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    BUT...........how big is the camera?????????????????:happy::smuggrin: (just kidding!)
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  7. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    They look like keys of a sort.
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  8. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    The leather strap seems to have letters stamped on it. Any help?
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  9. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    L.18. V
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Ahhh, Davey..... you never disappoint!!!!!

    those pistol grips make me want to pull or push , after releasing the locking mechanism ..... not twist !
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  11. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    Well that clears it up:hilarious:.
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  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the wood handle one has a nice smooth crown......while the other has been sawed.....off...or down....

    I wonder if something connected the two parts...????
  13. Kronos

    Kronos Well-Known Member

    The metal loops for the strap look to have been added on/not original to it.
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  14. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    My cousin thinks they are for gripping wire or rope as a climbing aid.
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