Anyone Know What These Are?

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Old 09-07-14, 06:39 AM
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Anyone Know What These Are?

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Wire Brush - Both are Made of Iron, I Believe.
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Old 09-07-14, 06:56 AM
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Looks like the sort of thing a chimney sweep would use. Is there black soot on them?
 
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Old 09-07-14, 07:07 AM
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The one on the left looks like it slides together or apart. Almost looks like a regulator or governor from an old piece of equipment.

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Old 09-07-14, 07:21 AM
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Oil well or irrigation well equipment?
 
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Old 09-07-14, 07:45 AM
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No Soot.
They have both been cleaned I think.
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The one on the left says - collicott (?) improved on one end.
 
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Old 09-07-14, 08:04 AM
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Could be..... like a cutting blade maybe.
 
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My thiughts were chimney cleaning tools, or tools to cut through clogs/roots in drain waste pipes. They look like they are designed to spin, and possibl (?) expand in width/diameter.
 
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Yeah, I know what they are. They are pretty old examples of boiler tube cleaners. They are for use inside of the water tubes and would connect to an air or water turbine mounted on a hose with a steel spring outside reinforcement. Centrifugal force throws the arms outward where they either cut or knock off the scale that forms from boiling the water.

Not at all a fun job.
 
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Old 09-07-14, 10:44 AM
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100% correct. I am surprised someone else knew that. Have not seen them in more than 20 years.
 
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Thanks!

Thanks for all the replies. Ebay here I come...
 
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Old 09-07-14, 09:44 PM
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I am surprised someone else knew that.
I'm an old fart, I worked for an electric utility when in my early twenties and became familiar with tube turbines from the wrong end.
 
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