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Discussion in 'Tools' started by Casey3, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Casey3

    Casey3 Member

    Good morning folks,

    It's been a while, but I am back with a couple of items for you to have a look at.

    1st on the chopping block is this guy:

    It looks like it bolts to a table top or some other counter surface. It has 2 long arms that are both 7" in length and rotate 360 degrees. There are two smaller arms that are parallel to the long arms - they are 3" and also rotate with the long arms rotate. It is considerably rusted as you can see and there doesn't seem to be any markings for a brand name. There is however, a number embossed on one of the arms - 11-585 and that's about it. The device itself is 6 1/2" high and 4 1/2" from arm to arm. I will be nearby my computer to check in on answers and suggestions. Cheers!


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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    what ever it is........i'm scared of it !! :eek::eek::eek::inpain:
  3. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    Maybe the control levers for a piece of farm machinery like a conveyor, one lever engages the drive, other applies a brake. Anyway I’m pretty sure the two long levers are hand-operated controls. The short shafts apply several times the force exerted on levers but distance moved is less by same factor.
  4. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    I understand every word you just said, Spring. Not, however, in combination!
  5. Casey3

    Casey3 Member

    Very interesting suggestion. I'm going to do some deep Googling and see if I can find anything that relates to hand controls for machinery. Cheers!
  6. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    Silvert. pulls long lever handle with 20 lbs. force for distance of 8”. That makes short shaft move only 2” but it is pulling (or pushing) 80 lbs. What “leverage” is about.
  7. BaseballGames

    BaseballGames Well-Known Member

    We're clueless as to what the purpose of the mechanism is, but we'd bet anything that a rod / bar / dowel used to run between the holes at the ends of the two short arms, connecting them to form a handle. Picture it that way and maybe it'll suggest an overall function...
  8. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    I asked members of our metalworking club; awaiting any replies.
  9. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I think someone had a heck of a great time just putting that one together......MY guess...…….....it's a puzzle!!!!!
  10. Michael77

    Michael77 Well-Known Member

    I'm with springfld, appears to be linkage to machinery.
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  11. Casey3

    Casey3 Member

    Awesome! Thank you so much!! Aprpreciate that.
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  12. mmarco102

    mmarco102 Well-Known Member

    My guess, the two holes on the bottom were used to secure the unit to a table and then possibly a leather shoe smiths stand for shoe repairs. The arms with the rings would be for interchangeable accessories.

    Note: I haven’t a clue ;)
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  13. Kathy Anderson

    Kathy Anderson Well-Known Member

    Me, too!
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  14. savwillsell09

    savwillsell09 Active Member

    probably only the person that worked on one of these will know,it could be from any old iron,,,even a tank?.............still entertaining...lol
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  15. Miscstuff

    Miscstuff Sometimesgetsitright

    They look like foot levers to me:bag:
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  16. Michael77

    Michael77 Well-Known Member

    I like this idea, they do look like foot pedals
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  17. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Any replies yet, @springfld.arsenal ? I know everybody is waiting. :)
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  18. Msalicia

    Msalicia Well-Known Member

    The longer bars are counter balancing the shorter ones. What use this linkage has is way out of my imagination. Maybe it attaches to as foot pedals to propel a lake boat?
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