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Offline stuckinthemud

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tool ID help
« on: September 07, 2018, 01:19:26 pm »
I bought this at a local antiques market thinking it was a plumb-bob but then I found the end unwound, the cylinder was hollowed out and there is a curious slot cut into the thread.  Also, the string, which is currently wound round a piece of 2x1 runs through the end into the hollow.  I wondered maybe its a chalk line, or perhaps the slot is a way of clamping the string off at a desired length?  Only thing against that is there is no spindle to wind the string around in the hollow-space. Can't find any maker's marks, maybe its home-made. Any ideas?



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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: tool ID help
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 03:18:59 pm »
That's a plum bob.  Maybe the slot was for easy string length adjustment.
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Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: tool ID help
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 03:24:42 pm »
Yep that's it.....
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: tool ID help
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 07:22:16 pm »
+1!  Definitely old style.
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Offline Del the cat

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Re: tool ID help
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 11:31:30 pm »
I like the acorn shaped top :)
Certainly better than mine wigh is a bit of old steel bar with a hole though it and point filed on the end  ::)
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Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: tool ID help
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2018, 04:28:08 am »
Thanks all. It is a great plumb bob, really heavy, and only cost 5 :-)

Offline ohma2

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Re: tool ID help
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2018, 08:37:55 am »
Very cool piece,someone cared about what they were producing

Offline Stoker

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Re: tool ID help
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 05:07:42 am »
Nice plumb bob. The slot is for ease of unscrewing the top when changing the string. You don't need pliers fingers are good, unless it's rusty
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