mrsswordfisherman

What is this?

Recommended Posts

This was in a museum near the goldfields. Does anyone know what it is? The museum people do not know either. Posted on behalf of Dalucius ;)

post-869-0-20182600-1443523804_thumb.jpe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

By the looks of things it may be used to pick things up or out. The design of those fore pincers and what looks to me is an obvious grip.

So I reckon it was used to pull something out of a fire or maybe handle an ingot just poured.

Just a thought.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So what is this winning prize?

A weekend away somewhere? expenses paid WooHoo

My Guess
A Boot makers tool

I'm with Stevefish and abecedarian

JD

Edited by Johndory

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a groove where you would slot it in to the edge of a table. My guess leather stud press

Harry

That was my thought about the slot originally but I think stevefish is closest to the cigar.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is obviously a surgeons tool for removing ingrowns!

Winner winner chicken dinner! :banana:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd say its a leatherworking multi-tool.

Punch for belt-holes, shears for cutting.

Top right hand side is a hammer, also used to belt the top to punch the belt loops.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest no one

It's an old Swiss Army knife style tool. 100% has scissors, leather punch, tweasers and a hammer. Pretty sure I got something like this in a Christmas cracker once [emoji23]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started in the shoe trade when I was a 15yo and stayed in it for 34 years. This looks like some sort of leather tool although I've never seen one before. My guess for the long groove part at the bottom would be for wider leatherbelts. The belt wwould slide into the groove so that the holes could be punched in the center to line up with the buckle. Looking at the actual punch there is probably a grub screw so size of hole punch can be changed or even a rivet tool could be inserted.

Edited by ambrose607

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ambrose607, got me thinking. Now the thing top right that looks like a shoe.. could that be a cutter? If the pincer end gripped onto something maybe leather was cut by it. The hole punch, pretty cool. The whole tool is awesome.

Edited by finin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The thing on top is obviously for cutting because it's pointing upwards. If it was for gripping/pulling it would be facing downward

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think stevefish got it.

Combination leather toolpost-33162-0-44014300-1443770691_thumb.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Mrs Swordyfor posting for me.

Thank you for all your responses. As far as size it is laying across a ledger book in the pic above. This second pic shows the pointy thing which cannot punch holes as the part it closes down on is hollow. I was thinking like to pack or seal something like bullets. The cutting part I don't think could cut as it is blunt and thick like it has never had a sharp blade also it fits through two pronge with a couple of cm space on either side. More like it pushes somthing through to crack, snap or bend. I hope this makes sense as I'm running ought of ideas. Tha gap part is maybe a gauge of some kind. I tried to get more pics yeasterday but the museum was closed when we left town.

post-1141-0-77959000-1443774318_thumb.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Although a brand new car is tempting, I'll come back next week to play again

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Although a brand new car is tempting, I'll come back next week to play again

Brilliant! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Steve

I believe you have to return your passport tonight?

No longer living in the Shire!

You now live in Australia?

AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE NOW

JD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      66,307
    • Total Posts
      535,465