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Old 10-24-2018, 04:21:35 PM
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Hi,
I found these 2 things in an outbuilding. I think they are tubing rollers but I am not really sure. The tops are 5 1/16" long and the bottoms are 4 1/4" long. The sides are 2 1/8". The thickness is 1/2". The wheels are 2 1/2" in diameter and 3/8" thick. The bolts on top are 3 3/8" apart and the bolts are 9/16". Thank you for assisting me in these.

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These are not rollers to expand a tube in a boiler. I don't know what they are for.
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They could be used to support round stock and tubing that is being rotated as in a lathe or pipe threader. They look heavier duty than necessary, but they did build things better back then.
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My brother in law thought this was to roll pipe or tubing over as you lengthen it. I wonder if it might have been used for sucker oil tubing or oil pipes. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
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I have seen old grinding wheels ( sandstone variety ) that use these to support the shaft that the stone is mounted on
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They could be used to support round stock and tubing that is being rotated as in a lathe or pipe threader. They look heavier duty than necessary, but they did build things better back then.
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I was going to guess they were use by a welder, for welding pipe, so they could support and rotate the pipe.
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I was going to guess they were use by a welder, for welding pipe, so they could support and rotate the pipe.
I think you may be right! If thats the case there should be another set to go along with this set.
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I have a much smaller version of these that is intended to check a shaft for straightness or balance. You rotate the shaft & check with an indicator. The pins on the bases look like they would locate the rollers on a bench or other support. They might be for working on line shaft setups??
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Why couldn't they be sliding door top rollers for a big sliding door?
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I cant help with what it is but I got one just like it around here somewhere.
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Why couldn't they be sliding door top rollers for a big sliding door?
I suppose you could make them work that way, but two reasons I don't think that was their original use.
1) no need for the V notch in the center of the side plates for that application
2) the "pins" on the top don't look to be threaded to attach to an angle plate to hang the door from.
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We used a set like that as balancing rollers for any thing that rotated and needed balancing.
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