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Mystery Press Imperial Brass MFG. CO

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46 minutes ago, John Morris said:

Any clues or suggestions are appreciated.

tube flaring tool...

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=tube+flaring+tool&t=ffsb&ia=web

https://www.grainger.com/category/flaring-and-swaging-tools/plumbing-tools-and-equipment/tools/ecatalog/N-160q

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1 hour ago, Stick486 said:

don't get into plumbing, hydraulics or HVAC much???

Not at all Stick, I hire a pro when it comes to that "stuff". I can change out a faucet and a toilet, anything beyond that gets a plumber to my home, same with electrical, I hire out. You could say I contribute to our local economy. :)

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4 minutes ago, HandyDan said:

For the last 50 years they were sold as double flaring tools and had a set of dies to invert the tube before flaring.

Sold both ways...with & w/o the dies to perform the double flare. Single flare mainly for soft copper &/or low pressure.

Double flare for things like hydraulic lines, brake (which technically are hydraulic), other high pressure applications, fuel lines, aircraft, etc.

Some local codes required double flare on both LP & Natural Gas lines too.

Imperial was one of the top-of-the-line sets. I bought my first set ~1972, Nashville, TN...needed to make some custom length brake lines. I think it's a Vulcan Tools set. They used to have tool trucks/sales travel around to dealerships/independents like Mac, Snap-On, Matco...in fact their trucks were painted up just like the Mac Tools...most of their tools very closely resembled Mac as well.

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31 minutes ago, Grandpadave52 said:

Sure. I used to have "Flight Simulator" on my old PC...walked away from every crash.:Laughing:

neighbor had a C47 flight trainer...

I flew it more like driving a submarine than flying a plane......

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3 minutes ago, Stick486 said:

neighbor had a C47 flight trainer...

I got pretty good with the 737 during take-offs and flight...landings not so much...couldn't keep it out of the ocean in Hong Kong...would have done better at Denver too if it was only 1/2 mile high.:rolleyes:

 

Many, many years ago, I had a few lessons in single engine plane with opportunities for more at almost no cost...one of my regrets not pursuing. I have a nephew who now flies Pfizer corporate execs & clients. He's also a certified instructor...had his pilots license almost 2 years before he could obtain his drivers license. Only dumb thing he has done was to convince his cousin (my daughter) they should jump out of a perfectly good airplane for fun...

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I'm with Cal on this one...late to the party! I used to work in heating system installations and we flared many a fitting on 3/8" copper tubing. Only took 2 or three times of forgetting to put the flared nut on before flaring the end of the tubing to learn how to do it right! Especially with my father watching over my shoulder calling me a knucklehead!!

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