Unknown Object - possibly connected with mining and America``

  HondaMan 15:19 29 Apr 13
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Can anyone offer an idea of what this thing is double sided spanner

Thanks for all reasonable suggestions

  spider9 15:33 29 Apr 13

A type of micrometer?

  carver 15:42 29 Apr 13

It's purpose is to prise some thing apart, it has both right and left screw threads so as you turn the handle the "jaws" either come together or expand.

  Quickbeam 16:46 29 Apr 13

A Honda 90 tool kit?

  Nontek 17:16 29 Apr 13

Probably wrong, but looks a bit like an item from a watchmaker/repairers' toolkit.

  Mr Mistoffelees 17:48 29 Apr 13
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Looks like a hand-vice. Something similar here.

  Quickbeam 17:50 29 Apr 13

I would guess it's for holding/clamping two parallel parts still for some reason or another.

I did Google 'unusual tools', and if you scroll down carefully, right to the bottom, you'll see that it's so unusual, that it doesn't appear on there...:)

  carver 17:56 29 Apr 13

Worked out what it is, it's a double sided nut cracker.

  wiz-king 17:58 29 Apr 13

I agree with nearly everyone - it's not a spanner! More like a clamp.

  carver 18:25 29 Apr 13

The thing is it's not designed to be heavy duty, that handle does not give the impression you could apply a great deal of force to tighten or expand it.

  HondaMan 18:48 29 Apr 13

I think it must be a hand-vice.

Many thanks

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