Anyone know what this thing is?

It's number 145 on the site below, the guy who sold it to me said he
found three of them in a machinist's toolbox:
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Rob
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R.H.
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Looks like a hair pick for an afro to me. Very popular in the seventies.
Steve ;-)
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SteveB
Retractable scriber, that's what it looks like to me. - GWE
R.H. wrote:
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Grant Erwin
The first one looks like a screwdriver with lots of special tips. The second one looks like a retractable scriber. The third one is definitely a tool for Shraeder tire valve stems: removing and replacing the valve core, retapping the valve core thread or pulling on the vlave stem to insert it, and rethreading the outside of the stem.
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Leo Lichtman
Looks like a Klingon toothpick to me.
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Glenn Ashmore
I'll bet it's for golfers. When the ball leaves a dent in the green they stick a tool like the one pictured under the dent and pull the grass back up. Really. I used to work for a golf nut. He had several different styles of these. Wallet sized ones, key chain sized, larger ones to store in the golf bag, etc. ERS
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Eric R Snow
The first one is a tool for removing the collets that hold the winding stem in pocket watch.
Paul K. Dickman
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Paul K. Dickman
Sure it was a machinist's toolbox and not his lunchbox? Maybe he liked pickles.
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Mike Patterson
"Eric R Snow" wrote
I have seen golfers use them, too. Called a divot tool. How big is this one in question?
Steve
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SteveB
How big is it?
Steve
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SteveB
It's 3 1/4" long, the two outer points are 1 3/16" apart, and it's just a little less than 1/16" thick. A magnet will stick to it but not very well. The edges are a bit sharp, as if they weren't meant for frequent handling or maybe they never got around to smoothing them yet.
Rob
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R.H.
You could be right, but have you ever seen them with three tines? It doesn't have nice round edges like you would expect for a hand tool, but maybe it isn't finished. The points are sharp enough that you wouldn't want to put it in your pocket, also there's no hole in it like most divot tools have.
Rob
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R.H.
Correct. Thanks to all who responded, I need to run out for a while tonight and won't be able to reply to more messages until after work tomorrow.
Rob
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R.H.
I'm seeing a frog or fish gig, but that could just be the redneck in me. :)
Jim
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Jim C Roberts
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Old Nick
I can think of a couple of things it could be when finished, bet choice would be to spot a handle on to it and use it as the over sized fork used when cooking on the barbecue grill.
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John Keeney
On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 12:33:50 +0800, Old Nick calmly ranted:
And speaking of footerssigs, could you please put a blank line between yours and the body of the message so it's easier to read? Thanks.
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Larry Jaques
I think that number 143 has two uses, a scribe as you mentioned, and as something else.
Rob
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R.H.
Yes, it was probably custom made for something like that.
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R.H.
Yes, but it's used by a particular profession.
Correct, but I think it has a second use.
Correct.
I've been posting links to my site for people there to guess/figure out what the objects are, stop by and join us if anyone is interested.
Rob
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R.H.

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