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Got this from a 2nd hand shop, looked interesting, any idea what it is and what use people like us can have it for?

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some idea of size might help. It looks like a truck topper clamp, but isn't deep enough to go around modern bed rails. Maybe a glue clamp from a wood shop?

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it is a hot patch clamp indeed. I used to watch my dad fix flats with one. (I  still have it hanging in the shop.)

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vulcanising patches were pretty cool to watch as a kid. The rubber patch was on the bottom of a thin metal tray and the tray had a layer of dried paste in it that you lit with a match once it was clamped over the hole in the tube. the heat from the fire bonded it all together. I don't know what the burning stuff was but the temptation to misuse it was enormous.

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interesting, I thought it was some kind of G clamp but the gap isn't big enough I spose, thanx anyways.

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Definitely a clamp to hold a vulcanised repair patch to a punctured inner tube. You would clamp the metal patch housing onto the tube then ignite a phosperous section on the heat source in the metal cap. This ignites and smoulders, generating enough heat to adhere the patch to the tube. Have used them in my youth on push bike and car tyres. Back in the 1960 - 70's.

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You could use it as a clip-on earring for that giant statue you were going to make...

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Greetings Savage,

 

Its a tire patch clamp as the guys have said.. You can  use it to hold sheet metal together when spot welding.. works slick...

 

Jim

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You could use it as a clip-on earring for that giant statue you were going to make...


i dont recall ever wanting to make a giant statue or was that an inside joke?

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Greetings Savage,

Its a tire patch clamp as the guys have said.. You can use it to hold sheet metal together when spot welding.. works slick...

Jim



Good idea although i dont spot weld anything but an idea just struck me, what about a secondary vice to hold a knife in the main vice whilste draw filing? I might have to remove the spikey jaw part first so i dont damage my blades.

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