What is it?

Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:52 pm

Another interesting, but unknown to me, tool I found while going through yet another box in the barn.

Anybody know what type of pliers it is?

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Re: What is it?

Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:17 pm

Bill:

Looks like canning tongs to me.

Re: What is it?

Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:28 am

Rudi wrote:Looks like canning tongs to me.
:Dito:

It also looks like it would work on those tough-to-open pickle jars. :lol:

Re: What is it?

Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:17 am

I saw those on a Three Stooges rerun. Larry was trying to pull out one of Curlys teeth. :stooges:

Rodney 8)

Re: What is it?

Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:46 am

I have no idea but I wouldn't think it would be useful for gripping anything much larger than where the plier is now open to since it would make the handles hard to grip with one hand. The bend on the tips is interesting. Vern

Re: What is it?

Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:19 am

canning tongs also used for loosening or tightening jar lids come ti mind, but another possibility is heater/radiator hos pliers used for working the hoses off connectors.

Re: What is it?

Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:24 am

Rodney51Cub wrote:I saw those on a Three Stooges rerun. Larry was trying to pull out one of Curlys teeth. :stooges:

Rodney 8)

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Actually Larry was in charge of holding !

Re: What is it?

Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:46 pm

I think those would be a little heavy duty for canning tongs. But that's a better guess than anything I can come up with which is nothing.

Re: What is it?

Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:55 pm

Scrivet wrote:I think those would be a little heavy duty for canning tongs. But that's a better guess than anything I can come up with which is nothing.

And you'd have to have big hands to get one around the handles if the ends were spread very far apart.

Re: What is it?

Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:26 pm

Coker tongs for moving and placing the coke chunks in a blacksmiths forge ?

Re: What is it?

Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:55 pm

reminds me of the tongs I used in foundry class in high school