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    Guess The Tool

    Here's an easy one to start with, if you get it right you're next to post a picture.

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    Lid maker?
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    Sorry PMBGuy, not a lid maker.
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    I have no idea what it is, but it looks like I can use it as a bench-clamp anvil
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    Impression making tool (normally for metal) would be my guess.

    Insert pattern die top and bottom with metal in between, and apply healthy wallop with hammer to leave an impression of the die pattern.
    Normally used to apply a logo or pattern to flat material.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Looks like a punch used to seat large press studs. Those big buttons used on leather or denim clothing.
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    Coin punch?
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    Bench Top Riveter / Bench Top Micrometer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    Impression making tool (normally for metal) would be my guess.

    Insert pattern die top and bottom with metal in between, and apply healthy wallop with hammer to leave an impression of the die pattern.
    Normally used to apply a logo or pattern to flat material.
    The method of use with the hammer was spot on but wrong application I'm afraid.

    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    Looks like a punch used to seat large press studs. Those big buttons used on leather or denim clothing.
    So close, if the correct answer hadn't been given below yours I'd have probably given it too you.

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    Coin punch?
    Not a coin punch....

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    Bench Top Riveter / Bench Top Micrometer?
    Your first guess is absolutely right.

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    It's a bench top riveter. It was primarily sold for replacing the lining on brake shoes for cars. The picture I posted actually shows the thing configured for removing the old rivets before the new lining is fitted. It has a different die for compressing and forming the new copper or brass rivets during reassembly.

    It probably dates from the 1950's in the days when if your brakes were worn you bought a new asbestos pad and riveted it onto the old steel shoes. Farmers with old John Deere tractors might even still use one of these devices and you still get the odd Harley Davidson owners relining brake shoes occasionally.

    Well done c&i-Specialist, you get to post the next tool picture. If you don't own any weird and wonderful tools you can grab a picture from Google images. It would be kinda nice though if you can find something with information on how the tool was used, by whom and what it was used for so once it's been guessed you can give us the low-down on what it does.
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    Real easy one this. Have been using it for 45 years...

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