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Message 1905735 - Posted: 8 Dec 2017, 22:31:55 UTC

Yes it would Gary, a chilling thought.
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Message 1905822 - Posted: 9 Dec 2017, 4:36:58 UTC

A clamp to hold railroad track while it's being cold welded?
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Message 1905825 - Posted: 9 Dec 2017, 4:43:46 UTC

No it's not for that.
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Message 1906165 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 10:53:14 UTC

I guess not too many people are in for this, I thought I could spark it up again.
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Message 1906169 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 11:15:31 UTC

I'm a blank yet. Not sure what the tool is.

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Message 1906201 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 15:38:02 UTC

Ok, if the Admiral gives up it's time for the thinking cap. We have 3 clues. It's for a track and something very cold. Not a rail road track.
Other tracks:
music or data on tapes (cold not required)
Sports: race track, running track (cold missing)
You track a package or flight---- but you don't need tools
Hunting: you track an animal. That is done in the winter sometimes, but why would you need a tool? Not a fit.
Tracked vehicles, tanks, bulldozer... (not necessarily for very cold) What about a snow vehicle? Does it have something to do with a snow cat or snowmobile track?
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Message 1906248 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 18:29:50 UTC
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You got it Carlos, for putting on cleats on a snowmobile.


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Message 1906258 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 20:28:25 UTC

Brain wasn't going in that direction. Still thinking it was some kind of rail tool.

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Message 1906276 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 22:31:15 UTC - in response to Message 1906258.  

Brain wasn't going in that direction. Still thinking it was some kind of rail tool.

I was not going that direction at first either. I showed my thought process. Sort of word association until I fit all of the clues. Even then I was not sure I got it. By the way, what are cleats on a snowmobile? Guess I have to look that up. Being a So Cal native I have never ridden a snowmobile.

Now this might be easy because so many of us are up in the years. But I had one on my desk at work and no one knew what it was for. I think I was the oldest in the office. So does anyone know what this is for? Please include the size.


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Message 1906282 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 22:57:38 UTC - in response to Message 1906276.  

Brain wasn't going in that direction. Still thinking it was some kind of rail tool.

I was not going that direction at first either. I showed my thought process. Sort of word association until I fit all of the clues. Even then I was not sure I got it. By the way, what are cleats on a snowmobile? Guess I have to look that up. Being a So Cal native I have never ridden a snowmobile.

Now this might be easy because so many of us are up in the years. But I had one on my desk at work and no one knew what it was for. I think I was the oldest in the office. So does anyone know what this is for? Please include the size.


Have 4 of those and 4 for the other size.
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Message 1906286 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 23:08:30 UTC
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it's a strip that goes across the track to give you more traction. personally I never had one or used it.

The new picture looks like a spool of some sort.
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Message 1906289 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 23:22:42 UTC - in response to Message 1906286.  

It is a spool. But I need more than that.
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Message 1906290 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 23:26:51 UTC - in response to Message 1906276.  

It's a reel for spooling camera film in the darkroom prior to placing in a tank with developing fluid. That reel looks a little wide, so it may be 120 size. My experience was only with 35 mm.
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Message 1906291 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 23:33:41 UTC

Good guess Gordon, now to find out if that what it is. LOL
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Message 1906292 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 23:34:42 UTC - in response to Message 1906291.  

Good guess Gordon, now to find out if that what it is. LOL

I recognized it immediately. Just wasn't sure of the size.
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Message 1906295 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 23:40:06 UTC - in response to Message 1906292.  

Good guess Gordon, now to find out if that what it is. LOL

I recognized it immediately. Just wasn't sure of the size.


Too easy. At work no one had a clue. Yes it is a 120 mm film spool used to develop photographic film. Oh and you did not need a darkroom. I used a special bag to put the film on the spool and into the canister. The canister was light proof so you could do it all in the open.

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Message 1906297 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 23:43:59 UTC - in response to Message 1906295.  

Good guess Gordon, now to find out if that what it is. LOL

I recognized it immediately. Just wasn't sure of the size.


Too easy. At work no one had a clue. Yes it is a 120 mm film spool used to develop photographic film. Oh and you did not need a darkroom. I used a special bag to put the film on the spool and into the canister. The canister was light proof so you could do it all in the open.

Ok pm sent.

Yes, dark bags/boxes work ok, too, but I was never very good at spooling evenly. Seemed like I always had a couple edges touching each other.
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Message 1906298 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 23:54:40 UTC - in response to Message 1906295.  
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Good guess Gordon, now to find out if that what it is. LOL

I recognized it immediately. Just wasn't sure of the size.


Too easy. At work no one had a clue. Yes it is a 120 mm film spool used to develop photographic film. Oh and you did not need a darkroom. I used a special bag to put the film on the spool and into the canister. The canister was light proof so you could do it all in the open.

Ok pm sent.

No, it is a 220 spool, a 120 spool only has half as many turns.
<ed>And I've forgotten which took 620.
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Message 1906309 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 0:24:54 UTC

It'll probably be tomorrow before I post anything. I'll look around the house and see what I can find.
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Message 1906317 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 1:32:50 UTC - in response to Message 1906298.  

Good guess Gordon, now to find out if that what it is. LOL

I recognized it immediately. Just wasn't sure of the size.


Too easy. At work no one had a clue. Yes it is a 120 mm film spool used to develop photographic film. Oh and you did not need a darkroom. I used a special bag to put the film on the spool and into the canister. The canister was light proof so you could do it all in the open.

Ok pm sent.

No, it is a 220 spool, a 120 spool only has half as many turns.
<ed>And I've forgotten which took 620.


I stand corrected. I used the 220 for both 120 and 220. It's been a long time and forgot that detail.
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