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277106 Kirk Eppler 2023‑03‑13 Re: [Sender Not Verified] Re: [Sender Verification Fail] Re: Mystery Bell System "Mallet"
Argh, apologies

That was only a wrench section I sent.  If you delete the URL string back
to this level, you will see the whole tool archive.


The 000-000 document is the list of tools, then go back and look down for
the appropriate section.


Nothing Maul or Mold on the list, and the hammers doesn't have that tool



On Mon, Mar 13, 2023 at 11:54 AM Kirk Eppler via groups.io  wrote:

> Real question that might answer Chris' thought.
> Does it show signs of being used to bang on something, like one would a
> maul would, or if they used it as a mold, or ground tamp, the appropriate
> marks from usage?
> And on a separate but related note, I shared elsewhere a list of Bell
> system tools.  These are from various generations, so may not be old enough
> to have a LV tamper or maul or mold, but if someone has some time, you can
> kill an hour or three here.
> https://www.telecomarchive.com/docs/bsp-archive/074/074-269-123_I1.pdf
> On Mon, Mar 13, 2023 at 10:38 AM Chris Wolf  wrote:
> > This won't help a lot, but I would suggest that the price tag could be
> > confusing "mold" for "maul", which seems like a much more appropriate
> > word for it. How much does that thing weigh?
> >
> > -
> > On 3/12/2023 10:46 AM, Paul Belanger wrote:
> >
> > > Came up with a new mystery tool at an antique mall yesterday. My first
> > thought was that it is a commander, but that is unlikely due to the shape
> > of the head. This monster is 36” high with a 10” head that’s 6” in
> > diameter. The head is a massive piece of lignum vitae cone shaped at the
> > end. The  handle is marked “Bell System” and “6” (I assume for the
> diameter
> > of the head). The price tag referred to it being a “mold” (possibly for
> > making a mold?). See photo below (hopefully!). Any insights appreciated
> as
> > Google yielded nothing close.
> >
> >
> --
> Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA 

Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA 

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