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Posted December 20, 2013 - 09:06 PM

Okay guys, no idea on this one. My mom was cleaning out a closet, this may have been in there for 40 yrs, but that's another subject.

Anyway, looks like some type of little punch, no help on google. It has AJAX 270 stamped on bottom.

Little holed turntable swivels and can be removed.

You can see size in the one pic with my car keys, not very big.

 

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Posted December 20, 2013 - 09:17 PM

I really can't tell from the pictures. Does the "anvil" have a point or is it hollow? I'm thinking a hand rivet set or a leather punch. Just a guess.



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Posted December 20, 2013 - 09:24 PM

Looks like a leather punch?

Probably uses a mallet to drive the pin...

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Posted December 20, 2013 - 09:26 PM

It's just a pointed punch. I was thinking leather, but those normally "cut" out a hole, not just punch a hole through it.

The rivet idea maybe closer. Holes are really small, the large one I bet is smaller than a 1/4" bolt.



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Posted December 20, 2013 - 09:36 PM

Only Ajax Item I found

http://www.ebay.co.u...=p2047675.l2557
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Posted December 20, 2013 - 10:15 PM

I would need to see the carburetor on it to know what it is for certain. 

 

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Posted December 21, 2013 - 08:26 PM

Showed this picture to my parents. Mom still thinks as I do that it's for leather work. Possibly for making the holes for stitching two pieces together.

Another idea was for stretching or expanding existing holes. Say you have a shoe and the lace holes are to tight.

A possibility worth investigating is if it is an eyelet removal tool. The same mechanics are there as the hand held antique units.

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Posted December 26, 2013 - 07:01 PM

I finally found out what this is......"staking tool". It's used in Watch/clock making. I guess they actually come with a ton of inserts/presses in a kit.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...cat=0&_from=R40


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Posted December 26, 2013 - 07:10 PM

Neat looking little tool,any clue where it came from or who it might have belonged to?



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Posted December 26, 2013 - 08:33 PM

Neat looking little tool,any clue where it came from or who it might have belonged to?

 

No idea.

My mom was cleaning out a cabinet and found it. She also gave me a small old mining latern that clips to a helmet, has a flint type lighter and I guess they put a large pill like thing in the bottom, then added some water. The gas that was given off was then lit and gave the light. She said she think sit came from her grandpa that mined cola in hills of Ky.

Who knows what else we might find as she cleans.


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Posted December 26, 2013 - 10:01 PM

The pill in the bottom of the lantern was carbide chips.  That stuff was highly explosive. 

 

I think you can still get it, but you might be accused as a terrorist. 

 

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Posted December 28, 2013 - 07:05 AM

The pill in the bottom of the lantern was carbide chips.  That stuff was highly explosive. 

 

I think you can still get it, but you might be accused as a terrorist. 

 

Ben W.

 

That's cool if it can still be got, don't plan on doing any mining though so it will just sit on the mantle! :smilewink:


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 04:25 PM

The pill in the bottom of the lantern was carbide chips.  That stuff was highly explosive. 

 

I think you can still get it, but you might be accused as a terrorist. 

 

Ben W.

Wow, I got a bunch of cans of carbide chips


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Posted January 13, 2014 - 01:48 PM

The pill in the bottom of the lantern was carbide chips.  That stuff was highly explosive. 
 
I think you can still get it, but you might be accused as a terrorist. 
 
Ben W.

 
Carbide (Calcium Carbonate) when added to water, produces acetylene gas.

The big problem with the Carbide lamps in mines was that if there was methane being produced in the mine, the open flame could set off an explosion.
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Posted January 17, 2014 - 11:12 AM

The Carbide Lamps were still in common use back in the 50's and early 60's here in Iowa. Primarily by Coonhunters, Trappers, nightcrawler hunters and often farmers in remote areas etc. Poachers were know to put a little carbide, water in a mason jar sealed the top tightly and throw it in the river to blast for fish. (Never did that but knew the guys who did.)  Used them myself back in the day hunting nightcrawlers.

They were common in use until the battery powered "Wheat Lights" became easily aquired.

 

My uncle used to run his Cutting torch using a huge Brass Boiler like apparatus called an Acetelene Generator, that simply had a water tank and dropped Carbide pellets into the tank. The Carbide Regulator and acetelene feed controls were very ingenious pieces of work.

 

Okie Gt you have something there! I think due to the explosive qualitys of Carbide while available it is pretty hevily regualted.


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