View Full Version : Never saw one of these.

David R
01-16-2006, 08:57 PM
Must be for a die hard bottom pour like me.

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01-16-2006, 09:11 PM
It will drip.. :mrgreen:

01-16-2006, 09:19 PM
You wouldn't use that one barehanded for long. Interesting one though.

01-16-2006, 09:34 PM
I think that was made for doing bearings, at least that is what the local windmill repair guy uses.

01-16-2006, 10:16 PM
KCSO, I do believe you are correct. I remember my great uncle, a master tool maker, describing one like it when I asked him about babbit bearings. Something like "...imagine a plumber's ladle with a retractable pin over a hole in the center to get it into the small top holes..." That looks to be what he was talking about. I love weird old tools, and even more when I can figure out what the hell they were used for.

01-16-2006, 11:09 PM
Gin-you-wine Peloponnesian War Vintage, used to cast pellets for the soldiers slingshots.