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CAS TOPICS => Gunsmithing => Topic started by: treebeard on October 14, 2020, 05:28:08 PM

Title: What is this tool?
Post by: treebeard on October 14, 2020, 05:28:08 PM
Came across this tool today while searching for something else . Do not know what it is for or. Hoping someone on this site will recognize it— looks cool!
Title: Re: What is this tool?
Post by: Major 2 on October 14, 2020, 06:02:46 PM
I see a sprocket spanner tool   ...I think its a vintage combo tool for a bicycle
Title: Re: What is this tool?
Post by: River City John on October 14, 2020, 09:03:46 PM
Vintage automobile tool? Model "A" or "T"?
Title: Re: What is this tool?
Post by: Coffinmaker on October 15, 2020, 09:54:13 AM

 :)  Oh Cummon Guys   ;)

Most everyone should recognize a Thingamajig Whatzit.  Sheesh.  So Simple even a Caveman ............



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Title: Re: What is this tool?
Post by: Im2bent on October 15, 2020, 06:13:56 PM
never bet against the Major.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.worthpoint.com%2Fworthopedia%2F10-vintage-bicycle-tool-kit-spanners-695680577&psig=AOvVaw3KEzKqbLKB-Kg7jKpWDL70&ust=1602889926491000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCIiP-8fct-wCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAJ
Title: Re: What is this tool?
Post by: 38OVI on October 15, 2020, 08:37:55 PM
Not a tool for a Model T  or  A, looks sort of a water pump wrench, but too many other slots, etc., to be for one of those vehicles. I have one each for my T and A Models, and they do not look like this one.
Title: Re: What is this tool?
Post by: River City John on October 15, 2020, 11:45:38 PM
38OVI and Im2bent, you just damaged my perfectly good wild guess, pulled out of a very respectable hat obtained from thin air . . .

RCJ
Title: Re: What is this tool?
Post by: Coffinmaker on October 16, 2020, 08:46:17 AM

 :(  Me Too RCJ   :)  Me Too.

I'm crushed I tell ya.  Just smashed to the turf as it twer.  But and however, betting against the Major is mostly a loosing preposition.

Live Long and Prosper
Title: Re: What is this tool?
Post by: August on October 17, 2020, 12:50:52 PM
Well, now that Major did the heavy lifting, I'm seeing a bottom bracket maintenance tool for an english or french bicycle.  It has a spanner to remove the bottom bracket bearing retainer rings, a crank retainer bolt 'socket' (the square hole), a tapered fork for forcing the cranks off the crankshaft, a serrated fitting for holding the main shaft (which is splined) or chasing the splines to clean them, and a pedal bolt wrench at the top end.  Sometimes splined crankshafts would have opposing flats inboard of the cranks, which might explain the wrench-like fitting at the bottom of the 'fork'.  This tool would have to be supplemented with a hammer, so it is unlikely it was intended for carrying on the bike.

(addendum:  Only the least expensive bicycles use this kind of construction today.  But, this type of crank used to be practically universal.)
Title: Re: What is this tool?
Post by: Major 2 on October 17, 2020, 02:44:45 PM
....Marshall did the heavy lifting  ???

Title: Re: What is this tool?
Post by: August on October 17, 2020, 05:05:52 PM
....Marshall did the heavy lifting  ???

Oops!!!  Sorry.  Corrected.   

This is why I never get invited back anywhere!

All the best.
Title: Re: What is this tool?
Post by: Abilene on October 17, 2020, 06:59:35 PM
Well, coincidence.  I was hunting for a magnet bar for tools amongst my junque, and in a plastic tool box of box end wrenches I bought 25 years ago at a garage sale I found a multi-tool that is very similar to the ones shown and linked.   I had no idea it was in there.  :)  You'd think the manufacturers might stamp some ID on them, but I guess they save a few cents by not.