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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2005
    MAINE
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    Peculiar Tongs ?

    They are 18 inches long . The ball tip goes into the ring tip . I've seen bull leads , but they usually have double-ball tips . It's patented - Oct 12 , 07 . They have an old repair weld - looks like it's supposed to be the word LIGHTING . Also marked Fulton , Ill . Any ideas ?

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  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2005
    York, Pennsylvania
    Various models of White and Garrett
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    Re: Peculiar Tongs ?

    This is a tool that was used in days gone by to stretch the leather in shoes that had tight spots. For instance if the shoe was to tight on your little toe this tool could be used to stretch the leather at that spot and relieve the pressure. Two Dogs

  3. #3
    TreasureTales

    Re: Peculiar Tongs ?

    Date looks like Oct. 12 97 to me. So are my eyes bad or are yours, mojjax? LOL

  4. #4
    ca
    Feb 2007
    Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
    A Compass Magnum 420 recently brought back to life. And an untested "in the wild" Teknetics.
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    Re: Peculiar Tongs ?

    Quote of Sir Joshua Reynolds': "There is no expedient, to which a man will not resort; to avoid the real labor, of thinking."

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    Re: Peculiar Tongs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Functional
    Well Done!

  6. #6
    ca
    Feb 2007
    Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
    A Compass Magnum 420 recently brought back to life. And an untested "in the wild" Teknetics.
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    Re: Peculiar Tongs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montana Jim
    Quote Originally Posted by Functional
    Well Done!
    Two Dogs had it right on the money. Kinda wish I had a shoe widener myself. Some "normal sized" shoes seem to fit for length, but squeeze.

    F.
    Quote of Sir Joshua Reynolds': "There is no expedient, to which a man will not resort; to avoid the real labor, of thinking."

  7. #7
    us
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    Re: Peculiar Tongs ?

    Thanks for the id 2 dogs , Functional . I stand corrected on the date '97' it is .

  8. #8

    Mar 2007
    Ohio
    Whites 6000 DI
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    Re: Peculiar Tongs ?

    I HAVE SOME ALMOST IDENTICAL TO THOSE AND THEY WERE USED TO STETCH SHOES FOR PEOPLE WITH SEVERE BUNIONS. GOOD LUCK RR

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    Re: Peculiar Tongs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by junkmetal
    Got me another one! In your face PBK, I'm nipping at your kneels for top researcher.
    LOL!

    Welcome aboard, Junkmetal!

    "Top Researcher?" I'm pretty sure that no such title exists around here... but if it does, I'm absolutely certain that my name doesn't (and shouldn't) follow it.

    By the way, getting in someone's face while at the same time nipping at his heels is a pretty nifty bit of contortion, too!



  10. #10

    Mar 2006
    Idaho
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    Re: Peculiar Tongs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by junkmetal
    Got me another one! In your face PBK, I'm nipping at your kneels for top researcher. Anyway, here's your ID:
    and by the way it was 1897 not 1907. If you can't see the image download the software.
    HH
    I was under the impression that TWO DOGS identified the item on first reply. Then FUNCTIONAL verified the ID on the link he provided.

    However, I'll give you 100% support for the title you are so aggressively seeking.

    Congratulations!!

    Tony


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    us
    Sep 2006
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    Re: Peculiar Tongs ?

    Nice Whatsit mojjax! (as always)

    Nice ID Two Dogs...

    Nice Followup Functional

    Nice date correction TT!

    Nice personal verification roadrunner69 (awesome car)

    Nice reverification junkmetal...

    Nice PBK... well spoken as always... 8)

    Nice way of passing off YOUR title as Top Researcher Angelo!

    This is why I post all my whatsit's on Treasurenet!


  12. #12
    us
    Ben from NH, the Z means nothing

    Dec 2004
    Brentwood, NH
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    Re: Peculiar Tongs ?

    Nice of you to say so Jim.
    Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain

  13. #13

    Mar 2006
    Idaho
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    Re: Peculiar Tongs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montana Jim
    Nice Whatsit mojjax! (as always)

    Nice ID Two Dogs...

    Nice Followup Functional

    Nice date correction TT!

    Nice personal verification roadrunner69 (awesome car)

    Nice reverification junkmetal...

    Nice PBK... well spoken as always... 8)

    Nice way of passing off YOUR title as Top Researcher Angelo!

    This is why I post all my whatsit's on Treasurenet!

    Damn! I did not mean to go as far as that!

    MJ...Could you not find a little happy face to suit me?

    Tony

    Oh. You forgot your input.

    Montana Jim. Clueless


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    Charter Member

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    Re: Peculiar Tongs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo
    Nice way of passing off YOUR title as Top Researcher Angelo!
    Damn! I did not mean to go as far as that!
    Ah, yes... uneasy lies the head that wears the crown!


  15. #15
    us
    Sep 2006
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    Re: Peculiar Tongs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo

    MJ...Could you not find a little happy face to suit me?

    Tony
    Damn Angelo! I forgot your smiley... LOL

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