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« on: 12/12/2007 15:55:28 »
Greetings,

Can anyone tell me what this is and what it is/was used for ?

I can tell you that it is at least 36 years old, is about the size of a matchbox and as you can see has a screw mechanism......I am sure it is NOT an ancient torture instrument and wonder if ' photography ' comes into it at all ?  The last time it would have been used would have been the late 1960s early 1970's !








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« Reply #1 on: 12/12/2007 16:10:18 »
Aw, I was going to say an old torturing devise  :D

I have no idea as to what it would be used for. But I would say that it's not for anything heavy duty as the screw head is flat and round, wouldn't make life easy if it were to secure something heavy.

But that's just me, simple be I  ;D
 

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« Reply #2 on: 12/12/2007 16:33:28 »
Is it a cherry pitter?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 12/12/2007 16:42:05 »
Ooooo, I've got it, it's used for sticking the parts of icecream sandwiches together  :D
 

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« Reply #4 on: 12/12/2007 16:48:19 »
Size of a matchbox....photography.......
Mmm...35mm....

Cogs keep clicking in the head....

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« Reply #5 on: 12/12/2007 17:21:50 »
It looks like the little clamps they used to use on aquarium air lines to adjust air flow or something like that!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 12/12/2007 17:22:08 »
Thank you all for your answers...especially the sensible one from Mr Dan... ;).

Let me make it quite clear that this is not a quiz.......... I truly do not know what it is !...

Bee.......I know this ' thing ' was my fathers...he was a very keen photographer....so....I hope you're on the right path...and that is why I suspect photography might play a part !
 

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« Reply #7 on: 12/12/2007 17:22:53 »
It looks like the little clamps they used to use on aquarium air lines to adjust air flow or something like that!

Now THAT is also interesting because we did have aquariums !!!
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« Reply #8 on: 12/12/2007 17:28:46 »
How big in inches is it??
 

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« Reply #9 on: 12/12/2007 17:31:01 »
I have some of these somewhere and It really looks like aquarium airline clamp!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 12/12/2007 17:33:15 »
usually two airlines run through the two square openings and then you tighten the screw and it pulls the middle bar closed against the airline to adjust the flow..
 

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« Reply #11 on: 12/12/2007 17:35:54 »
How big in inches is it??

ooooh !!...erhmm...ewe can hold it in the palm of your hand..like this !!



 

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« Reply #12 on: 12/12/2007 17:37:12 »
usually two airlines run through the two square openings and then you tighten the screw and it pulls the middle bar closed against the airline to adjust the flow..

*broken english mode*

please, to find clamp and picture present here if ewe will ?
 

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« Reply #13 on: 12/12/2007 17:38:49 »
Thank you all for your answers...especially the sensible one from Mr Dan... ;).

Let me make it quite clear that this is not a quiz.......... I truly do not know what it is !...

Bee.......I know this ' thing ' was my fathers...he was a very keen photographer....so....I hope you're on the right path...and that is why I suspect photography might play a part !

What! I like icecream ;)
 

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« Reply #14 on: 12/12/2007 17:47:32 »
Thank you all for your answers...especially the sensible one from Mr Dan... ;).

Let me make it quite clear that this is not a quiz.......... I truly do not know what it is !...

Bee.......I know this ' thing ' was my fathers...he was a very keen photographer....so....I hope you're on the right path...and that is why I suspect photography might play a part !

What! I like icecream ;)


hee hee !!...if ewe owned an ice cream factory then I would repectfully request you marry my 5 year old daughter ! (erhmm...when she's older of course !!..DOH !!).....as chocolate ice cream is beyond measure her most favourite thing in the whole world !!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 12/12/2007 17:51:17 »
usually two airlines run through the two square openings and then you tighten the screw and it pulls the middle bar closed against the airline to adjust the flow..

*broken english mode*

please, to find clamp and picture present here if ewe will ?
I have boxes full of aquarium junk.. But if I find one in here in the house I will take a picture I fear it is most likely stuck in a barn! That is exactly the right size I am pretty sure that is aquarium hose clamp!
 

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« Reply #16 on: 12/12/2007 17:52:52 »
Thank you all for your answers...especially the sensible one from Mr Dan... ;).

Let me make it quite clear that this is not a quiz.......... I truly do not know what it is !...

Bee.......I know this ' thing ' was my fathers...he was a very keen photographer....so....I hope you're on the right path...and that is why I suspect photography might play a part !

What! I like icecream ;)


hee hee !!...if ewe owned an ice cream factory then I would repectfully request you marry my 5 year old daughter ! (erhmm...when she's older of course !!..DOH !!).....as chocolate ice cream is beyond measure her most favourite thing in the whole world !!

LOL  ummmm, maybe not though ;)  Although if I had an ice cream factory I would give all my friends ice cream........plus I would have to make it Willy Wonka, all secret like ;)
 

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« Reply #17 on: 12/12/2007 17:54:05 »
Thank you all for your answers...especially the sensible one from Mr Dan... ;).

Let me make it quite clear that this is not a quiz.......... I truly do not know what it is !...

Bee.......I know this ' thing ' was my fathers...he was a very keen photographer....so....I hope you're on the right path...and that is why I suspect photography might play a part !

What! I like icecream ;)
Oi! Who don't?
 

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« Reply #18 on: 12/12/2007 17:56:03 »
You know what, the clamp might not had a specific use, as I can see, you could pretty much use it for a few things. You could use it for very small flowers for pressing, or you could use it for making models out of wood which need to be pressed so the glue can fix properly.

But because it is so small it's task would be small........that's the way I see it  :-\
 

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« Reply #19 on: 12/12/2007 17:58:43 »
usually two airlines run through the two square openings and then you tighten the screw and it pulls the middle bar closed against the airline to adjust the flow..

*broken english mode*

please, to find clamp and picture present here if ewe will ?
I have boxes full of aquarium junk.. But if I find one in here in the house I will take a picture I fear it is most likely stuck in a barn! That is exactly the right size I am pretty sure that is aquarium hose clamp!

Cripes !!...first ewe deep fry a whole turkey...and now ewe have an aquarium so big it needs it's own barn !!...wow !!....respect !!
 

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« Reply #20 on: 12/12/2007 18:00:57 »
How big in inches is it??

ooooh !!...erhmm...ewe can hold it in the palm of your hand..like this !!





Yepperoo I believe it is air line clamp from way back! My mom was an aquarium freak! LOL She loved them our house was full of tanks .. I have stories I could tell!.............LOL
 

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« Reply #21 on: 12/12/2007 18:01:05 »
You know what, the clamp might not had a specific use, as I can see, you could pretty much use it for a few things. You could use it for very small flowers for pressing, or you could use it for making models out of wood which need to be pressed so the glue can fix properly.

But because it is so small it's task would be small........that's the way I see it  :-\

LOL...pressing tiny flowers !!..that must be it !!...perhaps to retain a found four leaved clover !!.....or a favourite piece of cress !!
 

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« Reply #22 on: 12/12/2007 18:01:58 »
You know what, the clamp might not had a specific use, as I can see, you could pretty much use it for a few things. You could use it for very small flowers for pressing, or you could use it for making models out of wood which need to be pressed so the glue can fix properly.

But because it is so small it's task would be small........that's the way I see it  :-\

LOL...pressing tiny flowers !!..that must be it !!...perhaps to retain a found four leaved clover !!.....or a favourite piece of cress !!

Exactly what I was thinking ;)
 

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« Reply #23 on: 12/12/2007 18:05:30 »
usually two airlines run through the two square openings and then you tighten the screw and it pulls the middle bar closed against the airline to adjust the flow..

*broken english mode*

please, to find clamp and picture present here if ewe will ?
I have boxes full of aquarium junk.. But if I find one in here in the house I will take a picture I fear it is most likely stuck in a barn! That is exactly the right size I am pretty sure that is aquarium hose clamp!

Cripes !!...first ewe deep fry a whole turkey...and now ewe have an aquarium so big it needs it's own barn !!...wow !!....respect !!

I only have two aquariums and me mom had the house full of them wall to wall salt water as well as fresh water tanks.. She loved them.. they were a big job and a headache to clean! LOL...

 See I told you I need to get rid of junk! Boxes full of junk.. tons of aquarium junk deep sea divers plastic plants Turtle bowles, fake castles rocks pipes tubing pumps etc..
 

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« Reply #24 on: 12/12/2007 18:08:22 »
yes i like the tiny flower idea
 

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