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    Default What is this used for?

    Can anyone tell me what this is or what it was used for please? It stands about 9" high overall and the bottom circular anvil plate is mounted on a central ball bearing with three screws to allow it to be levelled and lined up with the 'hammer' fixed to bottom of the spring loaded manually operated shaft. The top metal pad for actuating is labelled 'BECK LONDON'.
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    Default Re: What is this used for? (By: jrt)

    Welcome to the board.

    This looks like a watch back press, possibly missing its cups.

    JTD

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    Default Re: What is this used for? (By: JTD)

    I am moving this thread to the Horological Tools forum.
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    Default Re: What is this used for? (By: jrt)

    Quote Originally Posted by jrt View Post
    Can anyone tell me what this is or what it was used for please?
    G'Day!

    That is a hammer, usually used by jewellers to flatten a warped piece of metal that is placed on the anvil at the bottom. I have used a similar one after cutting sheet metal piece with hand shears.

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    Dushan
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    Default Re: What is this used for? (By: Dushan Grujich)

    Yes, in German we call this a 'Patschhammer', which roughly translates into 'slap-hammer' because you give it a slap on the knob on top. The advantage over an ordinary hammer is that the hammer hits the anvil absolutely straight for the purpose Dushan explained.

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    Default Re: What is this used for? (By: wefalck)

    Sorry, but you guys all have it wrong... this was what the nuns used in my Catholic grade school when we got out of line. We would put our thumbs down there and they would "straighten us out".

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    Default Re: What is this used for? (By: kd8tzc)

    Quote Originally Posted by kd8tzc View Post
    Sorry, but you guys all have it wrong... this was what the nuns used in my Catholic grade school when we got out of line. We would put our thumbs down there and they would "straighten us out".
    Both sound like a strong case for "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" to me. lol

    Robert

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