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Forum topic by harfordmike posted 03-07-2016 02:02 PM 515 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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harfordmike

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03-07-2016 02:02 PM

Can any one tell me anything about this tool or the company that is on it. The only thing I could find is that they make I think barrels. I could not find out when they existed. Thanks Mike


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dhazelton

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#1 posted 03-07-2016 04:49 PM

I can’t read the name on your photo. Since you say ‘barrel’ I would guess it’s a tool for opening and resealing a barrel, bot building one. At first I thought it might have been a tool for for tires somehow.

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#2 posted 03-08-2016 01:30 AM

The engraving on the side of it is US bung Mfg co Then it has CiIN.O From what I can tell is that they made bungs(English word) which is a stopper for barrels. They were located in Ohio. Other then that I cant seem to fin anything on the company. Seems to be pretty rare since I could only find one other of the same shape on Ebay.

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#3 posted 03-08-2016 05:21 AM

The plug for barrels are called bungs. Some are metal (or plastic) screw-in and some are just tapered to be driven in with a hammer.
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Your hammer might have been used in making wooden barrels (wine casks and the like) . And CIN.O would stand for Cincinnati, Ohio

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#4 posted 03-08-2016 01:46 PM

Bung pullers look like automotive slide hammers so that tool was used for something else. By the hook and claw I would guess either knocking crates apart or removing the top from a barrel. It’s a neat whatsit, anyway.

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#5 posted 03-09-2016 12:26 AM

I found this from one that is for sale on ebay. It came from a reference book on tools. I still cant find much on the company other then a couple of old patents.

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