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Fred Thompson replied to Brent B.'s discussion Metal Bits and Pieces in the group Whadja Find Today
"In auto body work they're called dollies. Try silversmith dollies."
Apr 20
Fred Thompson replied to Brent B.'s discussion Metal Bits and Pieces in the group Whadja Find Today
"Looked up silversmith anvils, and dapping tools. I think the "diamond B" is a handheld anvil, for "backing up" where you're hammering."
Apr 20
Brent B. replied to Brent B.'s discussion Metal Bits and Pieces in the group Whadja Find Today
"Struggling on the Diamond B.  Its the same on both sides, and if you flip it upside down, the B isnt right, the top of the B is smaller than the bottom, so it would only register one way correctly.  "
Apr 20
Brent B. replied to Brent B.'s discussion Metal Bits and Pieces in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thanks for the insight!  The hammer, I think may be a planishing tool (or maybe a pitch and punch)?  Looking through images to see if I can find one like it, most have wooden handles with the flat end on one side the balled part on the…"
Apr 20
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Brent B.'s discussion Metal Bits and Pieces in the group Whadja Find Today
"Long thing is a silversmith's hammer but has a name of its own. Pointed thing isn't a punch, it's a detachable head for a hammer for tapping tiny designs.  Diamond B is a dye I think.  Turn it over, put it on metal (silver)…"
Apr 20
Brent B. replied to Brent B.'s discussion Metal Bits and Pieces in the group Whadja Find Today
Apr 20
Brent B. replied to Brent B.'s discussion Metal Bits and Pieces in the group Whadja Find Today
Apr 20
Brent B. added a discussion to the group Whadja Find Today
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Metal Bits and Pieces

Baffled on these metal parts.  The brass piece looks like a tool for punching holes, maybe?  The rectangular chrome is rounded on the bottom, like its meant to smooth out something?  Then the long cast iron metal part at the bottom I am totally clueless on?  Maybe a machine part?See More
Apr 20
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Brent B.'s discussion A couple of old pins which I cant identify... in the group Whadja Find Today
"It might help if you showed pics of back. The round one is called a "butterfly clutch pin". It appeared in the 1950s-60s and is still in use.  Can't see the other pin."
Apr 3
Brent B. replied to Brent B.'s discussion A couple of old pins which I cant identify... in the group Whadja Find Today
"Thanks, not so much concerned about the value.  I have a lot of old pins and can usually track down what most of them were for.  These two have very prominent figures and they are older pins so I assume they have to relate to some company…"
Apr 1
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Brent B.'s discussion A couple of old pins which I cant identify... in the group Whadja Find Today
"There are millions of old pins; I looked at a bunch of them, didn't see anything similar. I noticed a few ads on ebay or etsy for no-name pins; avg asking price varied from $1.00 to $10. usd.  Not much help."
Apr 1
Brent B. replied to Brent B.'s discussion A couple of old pins which I cant identify... in the group Whadja Find Today
Mar 30
Brent B. replied to Brent B.'s discussion A couple of old pins which I cant identify... in the group Whadja Find Today
Mar 30
Brent B. added a discussion to the group Whadja Find Today
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A couple of old pins which I cant identify...

I love old pins, except when I cant figure out what they represent.  Anyone familiar with either of these two shown?  Both are small, well under an inch or so in height.See More
Mar 30
Michael replied to Brent B.'s discussion Japanese Rowing Medal? in the group Whadja Find Today
"That's fine, I had a feeling that's what you meant but I just wanted to be sure... Incidentally, I did not join them together, I still had the fullstop in there. ;)"
Jan 17
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Brent B.'s discussion Japanese Rowing Medal? in the group Whadja Find Today
"First line has a period at the end which ends that statement, then a double-space, and next line is a different thought. Joining them together as you did is a "misread" as you suggested. My 2nd line... ,so it's not.  (infers…"
Jan 17

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