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Forum topic by Don W posted 05-11-2012 12:40 PM 1333 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-11-2012 12:40 PM

I have 2 questions.

1. what is it.
2. Does anybody want it?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 05-11-2012 12:43 PM

It’s either and antique shopvac canister frame, or a boat anchor.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#2 posted 05-11-2012 12:51 PM

It looks like some kind of coupling. When the outside thread is tightened, the three jaws will grip onto round stock, so why don’t you stick a flag pole in that thing and concrete it into the ground?

Hang on a minute. Is it a primitive bearing puller?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 05-11-2012 12:54 PM

What about a stand for a Christ-mas tree?

-- Bert

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#4 posted 05-11-2012 12:54 PM

your correct Andy, (not bad for a DB guy), I’m thinking fire hose coupler or something like that. I didn’t want to chuck it (no pun intended) if some one had a use for it. I’d gladly trade it for a stanley #2.

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#5 posted 05-11-2012 12:56 PM

Good Question, What is it? Oooh I knew that.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#6 posted 05-11-2012 01:13 PM

Tree holder for chain saw sculpting? ...Antique neck brace? ...Truth extractor?...Medieval house arrest ankle monitor?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#7 posted 05-11-2012 01:37 PM

LARGE threader for pipe? Should be a “ratchet-like handle’ that attaches to the outside. Clamp the pipe to a bench top “vise’, and spin this threader onto the pipe. That ratchet should have a locking ring, to set the size of the pipe to the threader.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#8 posted 05-11-2012 08:51 PM

i’ve used the pipe threaders that bandit571 is talking about. they look similar to this, but i don’t think that is what it is. i don’t see any cutting teeth on it.

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#9 posted 05-11-2012 08:56 PM

Don’t let my wife see it, she’ll want to turn it into a planter and stick flowers in it.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#10 posted 05-11-2012 09:45 PM


I believe you have correctly identified it as a Fire Hose Coupler.

They were used to put new couplings (ends) on fire hose. Each half of the fire hose (male coupling and female coupling) is a two-piece fitting with the double jacketed hose sandwiched in between. There were ridges running around the inner face of the outside half and around the outer face of the inside half of each fitting that, when coupled, prevented the hose from slipping out of the coupling.

This appears to be the tool that would make all that happen.


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#11 posted 05-11-2012 09:46 PM

You were close on the fire hose coupling, It’s actually a fire hose recoupler. It was used to press new ends on fire hoses. They were a royal pain to use.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#12 posted 05-11-2012 09:56 PM

naa all wrong
its a satalite from the outer space …... send it back to Mars or where it came from
I´m sure they miss it :-)


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#13 posted 05-11-2012 10:03 PM

is it worth anything? I’d give to someone if they wanted it.

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#14 posted 05-11-2012 10:18 PM

Might it be of use to your local volunteer fire department?
Seems they might have more use of it than any of us.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#15 posted 04-03-2013 06:34 PM

well, one antique shop listed it as a xmas tree holder. Mine was missing the removable legs.

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