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MWTCA August 2017 "What's It" Project

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Winner of this "What's It" Membership for August will be carried over to 2018 so you may have a full year benefit. Your membership will start in September, and go to the end of 2018.

 

August "What's It" Basic Rules Reminder

(For a full run down on this project and rules please go to: "The Patriot Woodworker and MWTCA "What's It" project")

  • Only Patriot Woodworker Members are eligible to participate and receive the award.
  • The MWTCA only accepts a verified source to support your answer, so one should be submitted with your answer, such as a patent, catalog entry, tool book reference, or a respectable website on the subject. Do not let these requirements prevent you from having fun and submitting educated answers on the subject without verification, we can worry about references later. All answers are welcome, as well as healthy debates regarding "What's It".
  • If a verified and referenced answer is not arrived at by the end of each month's "What's It" project, a random draw winner will be chosen.
  • Only Patriot Woodworker's who participate in this "What's It" topic will be included in the random draw.

 

Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our August "What's it" live and ready!

The image(s) below is a MWTCA "What's It" image for you to research, and tell us all here in this topic post, just what the heck is it!

 

Project details

See captions at images.

Remember, "What's It" is not always woodworking related!

 

6" long

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Text on the handle says "Lutz File and Tool Co. Cinti, O" but that probably refers to the handle only and not the part with the gears.

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The tag measures 4-3/4" x 2-3/8":

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Well first guess is some sort of hand seam crimping tool. Maybe that'll get the troops rolling...bed-time here now.:D

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no turning handle, no adjustment and the gears are too tightly meshed...

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2 minutes ago, Stick486 said:

no turning handle, no adjustment and the gears are too tightly meshed...

I was thinking the same thing, but look at the third picture.

Guessing its a metal seam crimper doohickey.

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My first guess would be a type of seal/weatherstrip installer tool.  Similar to the wheel used for screen door splines but on a larger scale of course.

Cal

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4 hours ago, HandyDan said:

Tool used by upholsterers for forming vinyl welting.

 

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I believe we have a winner...

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On ‎8‎/‎1‎/‎2017 at 8:55 PM, John Morris said:

The MWTCA only accepts a verified source to support your answer, so one should be submitted with your answer, such as a patent, catalog entry, tool book reference, or a respectable website on the subject. Do not let these requirements prevent you from having fun and submitting educated answers on the subject without verification, we can worry about references later. All answers are welcome, as well as healthy debates regarding "What's It".

 

4 hours ago, Dadio said:

If that's the case, you ought to call them and find out what it is, all you guys living in Ohio.

http://www.lutztool.com/

1-800-276-0771

 

Herb

 Great suggestion Herb, or email them with a link to this topic and ask?

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I believe it to be a wire insulation stripper.  Insert the wire and either pull it along the wire or pull the wire thru it. The old insulation used back then was material and wasn't very good. Use this tool and recycle the copper. Much the  same as the tool pictured

 

https://www.ebay.com/i/162582003742?chn=ps&dispItem=1

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