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It's a pedestal stand and riveting stakes. It allows you to hold the stake with one finger and support the item with the rest of your hand.

Basically it lets you do work that you would normally need a thirs hand for. That picture is showing a minute hand been driven onto a pocket watch. I'll take a photo of the page from Britten's Watch and Clockmakers handbook

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From the 1902 edition of  'Watch and Clockmakers' Handbook Dictionary and Guide' by Britten.

These books do turn up regulary on ebay as there have been many editions of it pribted and they are well worth getting to help identify old tools.

I also have a 1938 edition of this book which is my favorite of all my reference books as my grandfather signed his name in the book in January 1944 when I assume he first got it.

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From the 1902 edition of  'Watch and Clockmakers' Handbook Dictionary and Guide' by Britten.
These books do turn up regulary on ebay as there have been many editions of it pribted and they are well worth getting to help identify old tools.
I also have a 1938 edition of this book which is my favorite of all my reference books as my grandfather signed his name in the book in January 1944 when I assume he first got it.
Riveting_Thimble.jpg.9a435c6411791f704471beb8a1b2213b.jpg

Thanks very much. This tool is in excellent condition and I was really curious whit I could use it for. Any pages from your book that would be useful? I will also hunt on eBay for the reference book. Again, thanks from Canada.


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From the 1902 edition of  'Watch and Clockmakers' Handbook Dictionary and Guide' by Britten.
These books do turn up regulary on ebay as there have been many editions of it pribted and they are well worth getting to help identify old tools.
I also have a 1938 edition of this book which is my favorite of all my reference books as my grandfather signed his name in the book in January 1944 when I assume he first got it.
Riveting_Thimble.jpg.9a435c6411791f704471beb8a1b2213b.jpg

Found 11 th edition of the book for 10 bucks and 10 bucks shipping . Purchased, thanks.


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No worries, I've spent plenty of time just thumbing through the books reading about odd looking tools that the pictures have caught my eye, the Riveting thimble and stand being one of those tools, you won't regret buying it for $20.

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No worries, I've spent plenty of time just thumbing through the books reading about odd looking tools that the pictures have caught my eye, the Riveting thimble and stand being one of those tools, you won't regret buying it for $20.
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