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montechoro
montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 12:38 PM

Please could anyone help identify what this object is?

I have no idea what this is - but I thought it would make an interesting object to photograph.

It's a complete mystery to me.

Any ideas anyone please what it may be?

Food, kitchen, electrical or pet related?

The jaws close but not completely and the teeth can be easily changed. The teeth are not parallel they are elliptical when they close.

They look like pliers but are not sharp and the top has a cupped backing - to catch something perhaps?

They look like a large pair of pliers but they don't look as if they have ever been used.

Suggestions from friends including the funny ones:-

Crimping tool for wires or something electrical;

A spring binding tool for the office;

Eyelash curlers for a dinosaur; (some of those babes needed all the help they could get) Smile

Serrated toe nail clipper - the cupped back would catch the clippings (Yuk!)

A walnut cracker;

Pasta maker;

An olive stoner;

A ravioli edge crimper;

Filo pastry or pie crust crimper;

Candle trimmer / snuffer

- but no-one seems to know for sure what it is.

The jaws are strong with a powerful spring built into the handles - yet the teeth don't appear to be suitable for cutting or strong enough for very serious powerful work.

The back is a full semi circle, very strong and very well made - but I don't know why!!

It's driving me mad to find out Smile


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User_Removed
1 Jan 2011 - 12:58 PM

Difficult to say without more variations of view but I would hazard a guess at an electrical termination crimping tool of some sort.

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smartidog
smartidog  3
1 Jan 2011 - 1:10 PM

Possibly for crimping lead seals onto things that should not be tampered with?

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SophieHart
1 Jan 2011 - 1:11 PM

Something used in splicing flim?

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looboss
looboss  73124 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 2:14 PM

Reckon it's something to seal the container up again of a roll of 35mm film or to cut the film itself.

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315157 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 2:55 PM


Quote: Difficult to say without more variations of view but I would hazard a guess at an electrical termination crimping tool of some sort

I agree Mike, very likely a tool for crimping electrical terminals.

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MikeA
MikeA  91166 forum posts England
1 Jan 2011 - 3:37 PM

Anything here take your fancy link

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AlanPerkins
1 Jan 2011 - 3:53 PM


Quote: Difficult to say without more variations of view but I would hazard a guess at an electrical termination crimping tool of some sort

I agree Mike, very likely a tool for crimping electrical terminals.

Not castrating irons then Tongue

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montechoro
montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 4:16 PM

Thanks everyone for your suggestions and links. No-one has suggested lead crimping before or something to do with film splicing. Good food for thought.

Many thanks MikeA for the super image links - I've studied each image and this found object of mine is nothing like any of those.

I'm pretty certain as are a lot of you, that it is some form of crimping tool - but for what?

It's getting to the stage where I'm past curious and simply must know now Grin

LOL at castrating irons though - would give a nice serrated finish if used that way Ouch!

MrGoatsmilk
1 Jan 2011 - 9:57 PM

You need to set a Facebook page up for it, someone must know, I also NEED to know.

looboss
looboss  73124 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2011 - 10:07 PM

do you mean a fan page on facebook? easy Wink

MrGoatsmilk
1 Jan 2011 - 10:11 PM

A community page, I have a couple set up for my own daft stuff. Once set up it can be sent to friends of friends of friends......

montechoro
montechoro  112340 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2011 - 11:12 AM

Thanks everyone for looking. I too NEED to know - I'm so desperate now I might even have to offer a bar of my Christmas special present Marmite Chocolate to anyone who can help put me out of my misery Wink

This pic shows the curved back not immediately obvious from the first shot

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Billlee
Billlee  85531 forum posts England
3 Jan 2011 - 10:13 PM

The handles are not insulated, and it doesn't look as though they ever were, so they are probably not to work on electrical terminals....
Also the "cup" at the back seems very substantial, and may actually have been a guide to feed something into the jaws.....
And YES ... I want to know what it is!!!

f8
f8  109169 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2011 - 11:34 PM

It looks like its for loading a spring into some object.

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