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    What is it????? Update: SOLVED

    I think I might have posted this before, but I can't find it.
    I'm guessing it's for making dimples in sheet metal.
    No brand name or maker on it.
    Some place where I might be able to get some instructions for it.
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    That would be my guess as well. You might try talking to some sheet metal shops and see what they say. Just take the picture with you and they may know how to use it.

    Hope this helps.

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    It is a vermin eradication kit. You carefully chose a size backing cylinder appropriate for the pest you wish to destroy....carefully place them in the shallow cup, the largest size appropriate for the infamous Florida cockroach aka "Palmetto Bug"....then smash the sucker with the mallet. Repeat as necessary until the infestation is gone.

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    It's a blacksmithing kit for forming the protruding parts on the chest ares of primitive metal female body armor.
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    A friend suggested maybe for repairing Brass instruments, as in trumpets or french horns.

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    It's defiantly a thing of purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robg View Post
    It's defiantly a thing of purpose.
    It's an Asperly Aimless Barrel Tuning Kit.
    Only three known to be in existence..............
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    Are the "balls" screw in heads for the mallet?
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    Just trying to imagine the parts and how they interact. Behind the balls is a socket and a pin, are those simply for storing the mallet?

    If you look at the stems on the balls is there evidence of striking?

    I initially liked the idea that they would be used to hammer sheet metal, like making a hammered copper bar top or some sort of art in a sheet of copper, but that doesn’t explain why they are stored in a metal plate or why that plate has indexing features.

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    I was thinking it could be used to form cups of various sized for decorative purposes. Sleigh bells are made in two pieces and that would utilize the centering gauge feature of the removable ball anvil and adjustable position of the anvil from the post. One half being pierced and then fastened together with sort of a standing seam. But why in HI ??

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    hornsurgeon is a member here. Maybe he can shed some light.
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    What does the rest of the arm you can't see in the pic look like???
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    Maybe to caliber canons.
    In the old days people where casting canons.(1400-to even 1900)
    Up coming weekend I will show this picture to some members of our shooting alley.
    We have one and a half dozen canoneers, I will ask them, I hope they can be of any help, if I am correct.....IF

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    We used balls similar to those with a ring 1"-2" tall to dome steel plates for bases. but this required a heavy press to do the hammer would have been a joke. I'm thinking it for removing dings from pipes and tubes. In the food industry plastic balls of tubing ID are ran thru behind a run to get the last out of the product pipes.

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    Took more pictures.
    I thought the balls would mount into the hammer. Wrong.
    Hammer it made of brass.
    The balls look like they mount into the movable base.
    The rod looks to small to mount a dial indicator.
    Some kind of measuring tool. Maybe a concentricity gauge
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    Looks like jeweler’s tools to me.
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    Being a professional draftsman....I can tell you it isn't used in the drawing/drafting and design business.

    Have no earthly idea what it is.....how much did you pay for it ?

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    Got it free.

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    Owner probably didn't know what is was either. I don't, james

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    I do not have any idea as to what it is really for. but if I had that thing I would be making ladles with it. if you ever deside to get rid of it maybe we could work something out D Crockett

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