Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by YamadudeXS650C, Dec 22, 2017.
I believe they're ejected overboard.
Hint: This professional tool would see limited use here in Upstate New York during the month of January.
I see what looks to be a warming pan on the bottom?
This might be a give-away.
Here is a closeup pic of the bottom part.
It is a vintage ('70's ?) Robinair Dial-A-Charge Cylinder, used in automotive (by my car mechanic neighbor) and other HVAC applications to transfer bulk refrigerant to smaller cylinders. I've only seen one other a few years ago in a Syracuse used building materials store.
Some of them actually did have a heater at the bottom, but not this model.
ROBINAIR Dial-A-Charge® Charging Cylinders
Calibrated shrouds make accurate charging simple, and the charge is measured by weight for greatest accuracy.
Using the calibrations in conjunction with the pressure gauge, you can easily compensate for volume fluctuations that occur as the ambient temperature changes, just by “re-dialing” the shroud.
Heated cylinders help speed the transfer of refrigerant by overcoming the equalization of pressure between the system and the charging cylinder. This reduces the time required for a complete charge.
Allows systems to be charged quickly, with the precise amount of refrigerant required by the manufacturer
Simply “dialing” the shroud to correspond with the pressure gauge, allows you to compensate for any ambient temperature changes
Sight glass allows you see the level of refrigerant in the cylinder
Accurate charging eliminates call-backs caused by under or over-charging
Cylinders may be economically filled from a bulk tank
Includes Heater, to increase cylinder pressure and speed refrigerant transfer
For safety, all cylinders are equipped with pressure relief valves, which automatically reset once a safe working pressure is restored
Includes a durable Polyethylene Case
Made in USA
...and so far, it wouldn't see much use around here in May either....
So 2M was basically right when he said:
Yes, the air in this area could be regarded as being a "refrigerant"
That was interesting! I thought for sure it was some antique. Cool garage art there brother!
Stopped at a couple of the 100 or so garage sales I passed on the way to the mountains on saturday.. Picked up a couple items for 50 cents each. Here is one of them. "Made In England" by "Superior", heavily built.
Some sort of tubing cutter?
Leather working tool?
The punch is hollow, but doesn't seem to be tooled to be a leather punch.
Typical handles of Maun pliers, they make all sorts of specialised hand tools.
I like their sales pitch, "Get a Grip".
Those are for fastening round leather sewing machine belts, have a pair just like em somewhere.
Nice going, Rustie !
I'm searching for a video using them to splice or join a belt, but I've seen leather belts on vintage machinery that is joined with wire.
At $41 on Amazon, I guess I did well paying 50 cents.
Yeah you got a good deal on a vintage one, the blade cuts the belt, the punch is used to punch the ends for a ring and the flat nose is used to crimp the ring. Also used on some older small lathes like watch maker and jewelers lathes.
Wow, that was an obscure tool.
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