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  1. #61
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    It's material out of your junk bin.

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    Strange piece of kit, what did it do before it got butchered????
    Kryn
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    Lived in his junk bin.

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    Lid of a key safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael G View Post
    Lid of a key safe
    Ka-ching!!! You win the prize - a hand full of scrap Alloy:

    IMG_4143.jpg IMG_4144.jpg IMG_4145.jpg IMG_4146.jpg
    Nigel, from a cave FULL of unfinished projects and lost tools.
    ...
    4 bandsaws, 3 drill presses, 2 Hercus 9s, and an AL 3 3 6

    (oh, plus an RF30, and an Oliver of Adrian ACE)

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    Default mystery item

    Got a batch of things at an auction and got no idea what this one was originally for, so open to ideas.

    looks to be an old 'mixer' but for what?

    body is made of brass/bronze and has oxidised to green and the three arms I assume fit over a bucket/container

    has two set of arms below that turn in opposite directions - side of one missing.

    IMG_2187a.JPG IMG_2187b.JPG

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    I would guess that is a paint can mixer
    Nigel, from a cave FULL of unfinished projects and lost tools.
    ...
    4 bandsaws, 3 drill presses, 2 Hercus 9s, and an AL 3 3 6

    (oh, plus an RF30, and an Oliver of Adrian ACE)

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    In years gone by, prior to the early50's, I believe, the "paint" that was used was Kalsomine, and what you have is a mixer for it, IIRC. Going by the oxidisation of the brass, makes me think this anyway.
    My father was a painter, and I can remember scraping it off the walls on older houses, as a kid, prior to painting with modern paints.

    Kalsomine

    A thin whitewash composed primarily of Paris white and water. It was sometimes used instead of the more expensive paint to cover walls and fences, and was said to prevent mites when painted on the inside of chicken houses.
    1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright 2011 by W.R. Runyan

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    top bearing point is worn and has had a lot of use.

    no paint on the thing what so ever, but if you think thats what it is, i'll take your word for it.

    thanks

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    Kalsomine was a powder mixed with water to become a paint that was applied to anything that needed to be white. Have seen where hessian was painted to become a divider making one room into two, presumably boys and girls as they got older. Several coats applied, it becomes reasonably thick enough not to see through it.
    Kryn
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    If you need to open any more locks, have a look at the LockPickingLawyer on youtube. He's opened a MASTER Lock one of those, it didn't take long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBs PensNmore View Post
    Kalsomine was a powder mixed with water to become a paint that was applied to anything that needed to be white. Have seen where hessian was painted to become a divider making one room into two, presumably boys and girls as they got older. Several coats applied, it becomes reasonably thick enough not to see through it.
    Kryn
    Hi Kryn,

    We are definitely showing our age now ! Both of us.

    I can remember painting the cellar walls white with similar stuff. Early 50's.
    Best Regards:
    Baron J.

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    Default Mystery 13 (#12 was zsteve's mixer thingy)

    Found a 40ish mm round chunk in the scrap pile,
    threw it in the lathe, turned a step, flipped ends,
    drilled a hole, then turned a taper,

    Then angle grind a chunk out:
    IMG_4669.jpg IMG_4671.jpg

    and then clean it up in the mill.
    IMG_4672.jpg
    (poor photo - sorry)


    What on earth is this for???
    Nigel, from a cave FULL of unfinished projects and lost tools.
    ...
    4 bandsaws, 3 drill presses, 2 Hercus 9s, and an AL 3 3 6

    (oh, plus an RF30, and an Oliver of Adrian ACE)

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    Off/ on knob for a magnetic indicator base.

    Michael

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    ...was a chunk of steel, so wouldn't work well in a mag base.




    Was an adapter for a valve spring remover:
    IMG_4673.jpg


    The red anodised tool is American, meant for big V8 heads.
    This engine is a 2L Hyundai. Tiny springs and valve caps, and not much space between them and the head casting walls (overhead cam, small lever cam followers)
    Nigel, from a cave FULL of unfinished projects and lost tools.
    ...
    4 bandsaws, 3 drill presses, 2 Hercus 9s, and an AL 3 3 6

    (oh, plus an RF30, and an Oliver of Adrian ACE)

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