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What is this?

Postby hilltop170 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:39 pm

Does anyone know what this tool is? It was found in the radio shop dumpster by the radio shop owner. It is precision-made and obviously specifically made for something but no one has recognized it so far. Maybe a measuring tool of some sort?

Any ideas?

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What is this?

Postby GAHorn » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:51 am

hilltop170 wrote:Does anyone know what this tool is? It was found in the radio shop dumpster by the radio shop owner. It is precision-made and obviously specifically made for something but no one has recognized it so far. Maybe a measuring tool of some sort?

Any ideas?

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Does it appear to be of hardened metal? Could it be a jig for drilling two holes?
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What is this?

Postby daedaluscan » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:18 pm

Looks like a step ladder aligning tool to me. Used in the sport of precision stepladdering.
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Re: What is this?

Postby Vertical » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:09 am

Yep..for joining ladder sections of the multi function types like gorilla and little giant...
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Re: What is this?

Postby johneeb » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:07 am

hilltop170 wrote:Does anyone know what this tool is? It was found in the radio shop dumpster by the radio shop owner. It is precision-made and obviously specifically made for something but no one has recognized it so far. Maybe a measuring tool of some sort?

Any ideas?


Richard, I am pretty sure Doc Brown used that tool during construction of the first DeLorean to help generate and contain 1.21 gigawatts. You better hang on to it in case you someday decide to add more power to your 170.
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Re: What is this?

Postby hilltop170 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:30 pm

gahorn wrote:Does it appear to be of hardened metal? Could it be a jig for drilling two holes?

daedaluscan- Looks like a step ladder aligning tool to me. Used in the sport of precision stepladdering.

Vertical- Yep..for joining ladder sections of the multi function types like gorilla and little giant...

johneeb- Richard, I am pretty sure Doc Brown used that tool during construction of the first DeLorean to help generate and contain 1.21 gigawatts. You better hang on to it in case you someday decide to add more power to your 170.


Thanks! All good guesses........ It does look like an aligning tool but for what? It looks like cad plated steel but those pop rivets holding the pieces together don't look the part for handling much stress.
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