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    You know what really grinds my GEARS?

    ..not being able to identify my dug gears!! I found this fellow about 4 inches down in low tide (the water level is usually 6' where it was). I'm not hopeful that it can be ID'ed, only cause gears dont seem to be very stand-out-ish. But if anyone has a lead that I can pursue on my own -like type of gear- then I'd be appreciative. Cause I generally like to do my own research, and not just been given an answer, as long as I am pointed in the right direction.
    It's a hefty little guy. Thanks all!
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    Part of a coffee or spice grinder maybe?
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    Ben from NH, the Z means nothing

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    Helical gear for transmitting power on some sorta machine. I’d be surprised if there isn’t a part number on one side or the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbenz View Post
    Helical gear for transmitting power on some sorta machine. I’d be surprised if there isn’t a part number on one side or the other.
    Thanks nhbenz! That gives me a lead! Now I'm off to research!!!
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    Similar to a distributor gear ... except for the flange ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbenz View Post
    Helical gear for transmitting power on some sorta machine. I’d be surprised if there isn’t a part number on one side or the other.
    I should have known that . . Good call, Ben!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbenz View Post
    Helical gear for transmitting power on some sorta machine. I’d be surprised if there isn’t a part number on one side or the other.
    Oh, and it's too far green to see if there's any part number. Ill keep looking though.
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    Well, it's brass or bronze, so it's not for industrial, or engine-driven power. Not strong enough. My guess would be for some type of hand crank on a sailing vessel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kray Gelder View Post
    Well, it's brass or bronze, so it's not for industrial, or engine-driven power. Not strong enough. My guess would be for some type of hand crank on a sailing vessel.
    Legit fascinating!!!! The search narrows. Thank you
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    Ben from NH, the Z means nothing

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    Not necessarily. Distributer gears for example, as Plug N Play mentioned, are often brass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbenz View Post
    Not necessarily. Distributer gears for example, as Plug N Play mentioned, are often brass.
    In any case a part number would likely clear it up?
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    Yes indeed. Smear it heavily with ketchup and let it sit overnight, it’ll be cleaned up nicely in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plug N Play View Post
    Similar to a distributor gear ... except for the flange ?
    That’s what I. Was going to say also
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    the flange would make me think it possibly had a forked lever that slid it across a shaft to engage or disengage it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firemanphob View Post
    the flange would make me think it possibly had a forked lever that slid it across a shaft to engage or disengage it.
    It also has a hole in that groove. Is it threaded? Set screw maybe? Maybe it was on a wood rod and was hand cranked to roll somthing up. Being brass or whatever it can’t handle torque like it’s helical cut would imply... I would suspect sailing rig but I haven’t been on a sail boat for 20 + years
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