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 Post subject: What is this?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:05 pm 
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Victor IV
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This has been lurking in my spare parts - could anyone identify its use? Thanks Cheers Bill K

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     Post subject: Re: What is this?
    PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:45 pm 
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    Those who were seen dancing were thought insane by those who could not hear the music. Nietzsche
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    I would guess a carpenter's scribe attachment. :coffee:

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     Post subject: Re: What is this?
    PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:51 pm 
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    Victor Monarch
    I have good days...this might not be one of them
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    Part of a Beam Compass- used to draw large circles:

    http://collectingme.com/drawing/Quick_S ... mpass.aspx


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     Post subject: Re: What is this?
    PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:12 pm 
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    Victor IV
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    Thanks for the responses - hard for me to accept that odd looking parts with what looks like a needle are not phono related. :D Cheers Bill K


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     Post subject: Re: What is this?
    PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:43 pm 
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    Richards Laboratories http://www.richardslaboratories.com producing high quality cylinder blanks
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    Yep. Beam compass parts.

    Worked 25 years as a draftsman, all before computers.

    chuck
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