Simple Jewel holding tool

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  1. wilsonpaule

    wilsonpaule Registered User

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    I figured I would share some pictures of an interesting tool i just picked up. It is a Jewel holder, made by a company called Cunninghams in Canada. I am sure most people on here have probably seen these, but it was a first for me and i though I would share with the other newbies. You hold it in one hand, use your thumb to activate the lever, and place the jewel in the jaws with tweezers, or just pick it straight up off of a flat surface. Will try it out to see how well it works.
     
  2. Paul_S

    Paul_S Registered User

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    Thanks for the pics! It is fun to see that they listed the exact month and day it was patented. The pace of watchmaking innovation was brisk back then.
     
  3. Kevin W.

    Kevin W. Registered User

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    Thanks for posting that tool, i have not seen one before.
     
  4. sharukh

    sharukh Registered User

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    I've never seen one of these, not even in pics. Could you post a picture with a scale alongside ? Or give the basic dimensions ?

    Thank you,

    Sharukh
     
  5. karlmansson

    karlmansson Registered User

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    But how does the lever close the jaws? An excenter under the lever?

    Seems like a simple enough tool to make. Thanks for posting!
     
  6. wilsonpaule

    wilsonpaule Registered User

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    I will post some pics with scale later today and will also put up a video on youtube of the tool working and provide the link to the video.
     
  7. Accutronica

    Accutronica Registered User

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    To quote Buffalo Bill, "Goood.., goooood...".

    Robert
     
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