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What Is This Tool?

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by adams77, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Jan 5, 2018
    adams77

    adams77 Member

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    I found this folding tool in the woods. I have no idea what it is or how old. Can anyone solve this mystery for me.

    If it helps it was found in an area of south Georgia close to several civil war battle sites. But it does not appear to be old enough for that era.

    Folding tool.JPG
     
  2. Jan 5, 2018
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    It appears to be complete as is--nothing noticeably missing /broken--Correct?
    The lobes on the "keys" are graduated in size.

    Is this a handheld-size apparatus?
     
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    baldjosh

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    220px-Square_compasses.svg.png is the marking on the handle done on purpose...first thing i thought of was freemasons
     
  4. Jan 5, 2018
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    Block layers mortar joint gauge?
     
  5. Jan 5, 2018
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Bet I know! Can't resist waiting to say. Should have some value to collectors. Edit:----Oh, well alright! --a Horse fleam
    [​IMG]
     
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    givemethewillys

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    Soooo... what's a horse fleam? As you can tell, my laziness this morning has no bounds, and I can't trouble myself to look it up.
     
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    Walt Couch

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    That is what it is all-right. Never heard of the tool but had read about the practice of bleeding.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2018
    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    No curiosity, ehh? They were used by a phlebotomist...err, is that horse quacks! The ones pictured were "horse-sized", I believe. Of no use on your Jeep--Jeeps don't bleed--red blood cells that is.
     
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    jeepstar

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    radius gauge ??
     
  10. Jan 5, 2018
    adams77

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    Incredible.

    I would have never guessed it was for bleeding horses.
     
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    Cap-n-Cray

    Cap-n-Cray I want to do this again.. Staff Member Sponsor

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    jeepstar

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    that is pretty darned cool! where do you live? why/how do you suppose it ended up where you found it?

    farm ruins there?
     
  13. Jan 5, 2018
    adams77

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    I found it near Ebenezer creek outside of Savannah. Almost 15 years ago. It may be civil war era. There were lots of battles in that area. There were also lots of farms/plantations too.
     
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    baldjosh

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    masonic bloodletting?...pretty cool find! the ebay description was interesting...kinda creepy
    thanks for sharing!
     
  15. Jan 11, 2018
    dozerjim

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    Well I'll be damned,never heard that term before....
     
  16. Feb 4, 2018
    Rick Whitson

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    That is why I love this forum, there is nothing these guys don't know. I learn something every day on this site. Thanks Guys.
     
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