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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted April 08, 2016 - 11:34 AM

This was in a box of tools that my son picked up at an auction and we have no idea of what it was used for.

I did some internet searching for " Merrill Bros. " tools and found that they made several different designs of clamps for lifting metal sheets.
I did not come across anything that looked like this tool.

Overall tool
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Back side
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Front side

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Closed

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Writing on the tool

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Posted April 08, 2016 - 11:36 AM

Not sure what it is but it is a pretty cool tool. Thanks                                                                                                                                              Roger


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Posted April 08, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Did a little Google research and found they only have one patent applied for. It was foe a steel plate lifter. Looks like this could also be for the forging or blacksmithing industry. Hope this wets your appetite to find our more. Thanks for sharing.                                                                                     Roger


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Posted April 08, 2016 - 11:44 AM

I do not know what it is? But it looks like a giant can opener? wonder if it was used to open 55 gal drums? Interesting
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Posted April 08, 2016 - 11:45 AM

I now someone that has a brother that a blacksmith let me ask him he might now

Good luck TC

Edited by pick-to-stone, April 08, 2016 - 11:46 AM.

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Posted April 08, 2016 - 11:49 AM

Did a little Google research and found they only have one patent applied for. It was foe a steel plate lifter. Looks like this could also be for the forging or blacksmithing industry. Hope this wets your appetite to find our more. Thanks for sharing.                                                                                     Roger

That could be it. When I worked in the factory stacks of sheet steel came in in bundles and the oil between the sheets would make it difficult to separate and move to the shear.
A scissor like tool that would slip a blade between the sheets would be a big help.
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Posted April 08, 2016 - 12:27 PM

It's a Doo-Hickey


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Posted April 08, 2016 - 12:38 PM

It's a Doo-Hickey

 

It certainly is and I know for a fact if you use this in one hand and a thing-ah-ma-jig in the other hand, you can open a what-cha-ma-call-it.


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Posted April 08, 2016 - 02:35 PM

Left handed monkey wrench for the flywheel on a bake oven.







In other words, I don't have a clue.😏
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Posted April 08, 2016 - 02:36 PM

Might be a barrel deheader.


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Posted April 08, 2016 - 02:43 PM

Merrill-O'Brien No. 138 Drum Deheader
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Posted April 08, 2016 - 03:15 PM



Merrill-O'Brien No. 138 Drum Deheader

 

Thank you.  That is what it is.

 

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Posted April 24, 2016 - 10:30 AM

I cant see the photos for some reason..it says "Photo not found"


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Posted April 24, 2016 - 12:31 PM

I cant see the photos for some reason..it says "Photo not found"

That's what happens when the photos get linked to photobucket and then deleted from there. That is why we encourage people to post the pics straight to the site so they are not lost and here for reference.


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Posted April 24, 2016 - 05:39 PM

Yep! Any changes made at Photobucket make the pics disappear and the thread is useless!






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