This is amazing. My maternal grandfather was an Ohio Bell Pioneer.
Lineman, C.O. super and general jack-of-all telephone trade. I have most
of his "Bell System" marked tools.
We should start a contest - Say first one to find the hatchet with the
square hole wrench in the blade wins a rousing attaboy.
On 3/13/23 17:15, Kirk Eppler via groups.io wrote:
> 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 gene.com@g...> 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.
>> 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
>>> of the head). The price tag referred to it being a “mold” (possibly for
>>> making a mold?). See photo below (hopefully!). Any insights appreciated
>>> Google yielded nothing close.
>> Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA