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Forum topic by SeaFarin posted 03-10-2013 07:40 AM 1988 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-10-2013 07:40 AM

Does anyone know what kind of tool this is and how it was used?

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#1 posted 03-10-2013 07:48 AM

Found out some more info on this tool.
It’s called a bearing scraper and was made by the
Buffum Tool company in Lousiana, Missouri..
http://home.comcast.net/~alloy-artifacts/Photos/tools/buffum_bearing_scraper_f_cropped_inset3.jpg

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#2 posted 03-10-2013 05:35 PM

AT first glance I thought it might be an old soldering iron

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#3 posted 03-10-2013 06:04 PM

I’ve seen those before. I may even have one. The metal
is probably hard enough that you could shape and sharpen
it to use it like a namazori nomi “spear chisel”.

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#4 posted 03-10-2013 06:13 PM

Nobody noticed the swastika?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZgdMZ0dvPA

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#5 posted 03-10-2013 06:26 PM

Here’s what I found:

A Bearing Scraper is a hand-held tool with multiple sharp edge blades for leveling out high spots on soft metal engine bearings. Most often a Bearing Scraper is easily identified by a three edge design.

Here’s something from an eBay forum:

… has a bearing scraper made by the Buffum Tool Company of Louisiana, Missouri. Their use of the swastika on their tools predates the Nazis by several decades. They operated during the first part of the the 20th century and were converted to war industries about 1940.

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#6 posted 03-10-2013 08:40 PM

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#7 posted 03-10-2013 09:22 PM

Stephenw: That’s the video I posted above.^^

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#8 posted 03-10-2013 09:33 PM

Medieval torture device if you ask me.

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