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268508 Paul Olson <paul.olson70@g...> 2019‑05‑14 WhatsIt - Stanley tool
All,
I picked this tool up at an estate sale without knowing what it is used
for. I'm thinking someone here must have seen it before and knows how to
use it.
It is held together by a piece of tubing, which could have been owner
provided. One side is marked "Stanley, Made in USA" and the other is marked
"No. 4 (2?) Made in USA". The length is about 9.5".

I created a link to pictures, hopefully the link comes through the mailing
list servers.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7t9b79o5bnqr6dy/AACONgU3HPEbVGVd2DTtu9VMa?dl=0

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Paul
268509 curt seeliger <seeligerc@g...> 2019‑05‑15 Re: WhatsIt - Stanley tool
> I picked this tool up at an estate sale without knowing what it is used
> for. I'm thinking someone here must have seen it before and knows how to
> use it.
It looks to me like trammel points, with the points stuffed into the hose.
Not that I've seen Stanley make anything like those. If you pull them out
of the hose, do the ends look at all tapered?
268510 Erik Levin 2019‑05‑15 Re: WhatsIt - Stanley tool
Paul said:

>I picked this tool up at an estate sale without knowing what it is used
>for. I'm thinking someone here must have seen it before and knows how to
>use it.


Well, I have the advantage over some of our fellow porch denizens in that I am
purely guessing, but, lacking further information, and not recognizing them,
they might be a pair of trammel points that clamp on a stick. What are the ends
in the tube?



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268511 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2019‑05‑15 Re: WhatsIt - Stanley tool
They are trammel points.  Here’s some new int he box

https://www.jimbodetools.com/products/stanley-no-4-trammel-
points-in-original-box-74383 <https://www.jimbodetools.com/products/stanley-no-4-trammel-points-in-
original-box-74383>

The tubing is a clever way to keep from getting poked when you put your hand in
your tool box looking for them

Ed Minch
268512 Paul Olson <paul.olson70@g...> 2019‑05‑15 Re: WhatsIt - Stanley tool - Discovered - Trammel Points
Thanks to Curt and Ed for such quick responses. They are Trammel Points.

Once I pulled them out of the tube I could clearly see the tapered points.

Paul
268516 Kirk Eppler 2019‑05‑15 Re: WhatsIt - Stanley tool
On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 5:54 PM Ed Minch  wrote:

> They are trammel points.  Here’s some new int he box
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> https://www.jimbodetools.com/products/stanley-no-4-trammel-
points-in-original-box-74383
> <
> https://www.jimbodetools.com/products/stanley-no-4-trammel-
points-in-original-box-74383
> >
>
>
>
I was just comparing two sets I had, one kinda blackened, the other more of
a plated finish.  I like that storage block, keep them together, since I
often find solos at estate sales, and the last two were several boxes apart
at Joe J’s  map case sale.  Most of them require longer blocks to store
them due to the shape of the wood pass thru piece on the trammel.

Kirk in HMB, CA, starting another day.

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Sent from my iPad, apologies for the Auto Correct errors. Kirk

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