Leo Lichtman wrote:
wrote: A very delicate press for a delicat object????
Just a quick guess.
You are right, and I will carry it a step further. I think it's a press for
a watchmaker. You place the circular plate on the table, selecting the hole
that is appropriate. You would place a gear or wheel below the vertical
pin, and turn the knurled thimble to drive a shaft either in or out.
That was my first thought too, followed closely by a couple of
contradictions. The micrometer-looking head - would you use it like a
screw press? And the lack of a locating pin for the anvil block - kinda'
defeats the purpose of 'percishun' instrument to hand-locate the work,
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