Mystery tool?

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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by Snakeoil » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:30 pm

I had the same idea and just sent an email inquiry to St Pierre, not sure why I didn't think of that sooner.
Damn, you are too quick. I sent them an email and they already responded back and said you sent them a similar inquiry. Good news is they said they forwarded it to the person who should know what they are.
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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by Peter Pan » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:39 pm

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Gobiums tire change tool?
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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by jaybird » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:44 am

Snakeoil wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:30 pm
I had the same idea and just sent an email inquiry to St Pierre, not sure why I didn't think of that sooner.
Damn, you are too quick. I sent them an email and they already responded back and said you sent them a similar inquiry. Good news is they said they forwarded it to the person who should know what they are.
If I was really quick I would have thought of emailing St Pierre almost a year ago when I bought that one, and really started wondering and googling around as to it's original intended use.
I showed one of the bars to one of my railroad buff buddies he said "it sure looks like it could be RR, but I don't know what they would use it for",
He's obviously not the last word, but all the RR buffs I know are quite obsessive about their hobby.
I have no stake in it not being RR, I just don't think that it is.
A few things I do know,
When the old guy handed it to me He mumbled something about "front end tool" "alignment" and "bending".
Model T's had a special wrench to adjust the caster, But I couldn't find a photo of any that looked like this, but I know other vehicles had a similar arrangement.
The pointy end actually works quite well for separating tie rods, and the forked end fits like a wrench on the tie rod end, between the ball end and the round threaded stem, where you might use it as a wrench when adjusting the threaded sleeve.
KEN-TOOL and PLOMB are/where known for automotive tools, not RR tools, I can't speak for GARCO and St Pierre. BTW, I do have at least one St Pierre tire chain tools.
Currently my hunch is that this is a front end tool, and that it came with a front end alignment tool kit or rack, and wasn't normally sold separately, but that's only a hunch.
Maybe St Pierre will solve the mystery!

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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by jaybird » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:58 am

gobium wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Just messing with you!
I made it up, it sounds good. No?
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I think the manure fork in your photo is probably the most relevant to your postings.

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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by Manscout » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:56 am

gobium wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:12 pm
My bad.
It is tire tool to fix train flat tire/wheel, kinda like tire spoon.
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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by Gunfighter » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:32 pm

Uhhh, trains here in the U.S. don't get flat tires. They run steel wheels on steel rails. Replacing a damaged wheel or axle is not a very sophisticated operation, but it does require some serious heavy lifting equipment.
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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by Obo Scribe » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:38 pm

Gunfighter wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:32 pm
Uhhh, trains here in the U.S. don't get flat tires. They run steel wheels on steel rails.
Gunfighter, did you not get the email about Gobium's sarcastic sense of humour? :D
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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by Buckhorn » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:17 pm

gobium wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:12 pm
My bad.
It is tire tool to fix train flat tire/wheel, kinda like tire spoon.
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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by jaybird » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:16 pm

Obo Scribe wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Gunfighter wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:32 pm
Uhhh, trains here in the U.S. don't get flat tires. They run steel wheels on steel rails.
Gunfighter, did you not get the email about Gobium's sarcastic sense of humour? :D
Obo, I see you and some of the others on this board really took that message about gobium preferring you lick his @@ while stroking his ego seriously :lol: :lol:

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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by jaybird » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:30 pm

No joy so far from St. Pierre, so I just put in an inquire to Ken-Tool, we'll see how it goes.

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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by jaybird » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:38 am

Anyone that might want one of these "Mystery tools" another one came up on ebay. cheaper too.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-R ... SwwxFbcgx5

No news from St Pierre or KEN-TOOL yet.

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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by jaybird » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:44 pm

Mystery solved!
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Thanks to the folks at KEN-TOOL!


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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by jaybird » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:00 pm

Next....


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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by Snakeoil » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:44 pm

Wonder why they call it a "grease wrench" when it is intended to pry apart spring shackles.

So much for the antique railroad tool. :roll:

Did you find the price sheet? I'm curious what it sells for now. I see there is a price code in the description.
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Re: Mystery tool?

Post by cateyetech » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:32 pm

jaybird wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Next....


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Nice folks :D

I acquired a mystery tool reticently too :)
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anyone know what this tool was used for?

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