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Offline vintageandclassicrepairs

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1908 Sears catalog, tools
« on: January 08, 2016, 04:18:14 PM »
Hi All,
I was at a friends house today and he showed me what I presume is a reprint of a 1908 Sears catalog
Naturally I went looking at the tools section, lots of facinaing stuff there
These items took my interest,
I presume that the "bell centering tool " is for finding the centre of the ends of round bar ? and that the centre punch slides in centre of the tool, ??
I have not seen that type of "wrench" pipe grip or whatever the "involute wrench" is meant to do before????

I think the tap and wire gauge pictured (or something similar) was the subject of a "what is it?" post here some time ago

Cheers
John


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Re: 1908 Sears catalog, tools
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2016, 04:42:41 PM »
...I presume that the "bell centering tool " is for finding the centre of the ends of round bar ? and that the centre punch slides in centre of the tool, ??..

Exactly right.

Dave.

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Re: 1908 Sears catalog, tools
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2016, 04:52:18 PM »

Offline vintageandclassicrepairs

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Re: 1908 Sears catalog, tools
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2016, 05:35:48 PM »
Hi Dave & Dave M
Thanks for the replies, I had not seen one before
Just goes to show you live and learn  :smart:

John

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Re: 1908 Sears catalog, tools
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2016, 05:59:36 AM »
I have a bell punch, use full bit of kit! I'd just like to point out that it doesn't only work for round bar, but it works on square and hex !!
Regards, Matthew
« Last Edit: January 09, 2016, 03:23:09 PM by mattinker »

Offline Sackett

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Re: 1908 Sears catalog, tools
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2016, 03:16:06 PM »
Would be a good beginner's project,,,or even for the experienced guys

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Re: 1908 Sears catalog, tools
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2016, 06:46:20 AM »
we made our bell punches  in the school metalwork shop. I think the one I am still using is actually my brothers! :palm:




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