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Coned Shape Thing-a-bob


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Old 09-07-2018, 01:21:36 PM
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This has about a 1 7/8" diameter on top and about 4 3/4" diameter on the bottom. Its in the form of a cone. The bottom hole diameter is about 1" diameter and the item is like 3 1/2" tall. I am clueless as can be on this item.
Thank you for assistance on this.

Rob
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Looks like a hub off a old wheel balancer
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Default Re: Coned shape thing a bob

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Looks like a hub off a old wheel balancer
Don't the old balancers (where the wheel is horizontal) have a bubble level in the top?
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If not from a balancer, I'm guessing reference weight for a scale of some sort. The drill hole to adjust is a clue, and the number stamp.
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Question Re: Coned Shape Thing-a-bob

Plumbers pipe swaging tool for flaring copper pipe? just a thought. I too think a balance. The bubble would have been glued to the top. is the drilled hole in the center tapered at the bottom?
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Looks like an old "Bull Nose" Center adaptor for a Lathe to me.

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Does tapered mean threaded or flush?
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It could possibly go to this scale here. I have done research on this scale but mostly unsucessfly but my best estimate is that it dates back to the early 1900s. It has a couple badges but they are rusted over and unlegible. However, I am pretty confident that this computing scale as it says on it was a spinoff for IBM computer company. The middle has like a pexiglass or glass oval insert to set objects on and on the side has metal curly cues that you add weights to. Fortunately, I have all that, too. Thank you for your info on that coned shape thing a bob. I am glad that I did not listen to my mom to leave it or throw it away. Regards, Rob
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Weigh the cone. If it goes to the exact pound or two or half a pound,then it may simply be a weight for a scale. The hole may be to reduce it to bring it to the weight desired. Cheers.
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