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What the Heck Is It ?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by YamadudeXS650C, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I believe they're ejected overboard.
     
  2. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hint: This professional tool would see limited use here in Upstate New York during the month of January.
     
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  3. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Outsmarted myself once again XS650.com Supporter

    I see what looks to be a warming pan on the bottom?
     
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  4. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Nope.
     
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  5. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    This might be a give-away.
    Here is a closeup pic of the bottom part.

    Pan.jpg
     
  6. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Reveal:

    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.

    Robinaire.jpg

    ROBINAIR Dial-A-Charge® Charging Cylinders
    [​IMG]
    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
     
  7. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    ...and so far, it wouldn't see much use around here in May either....
     
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  8. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Pipis Cooked on Corrugated Iron Top Contributor

    So 2M was basically right when he said:
     
  9. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yes, the air in this area could be regarded as being a "refrigerant" :laugh2:
     
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  10. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    That was interesting! I thought for sure it was some antique. Cool garage art there brother!
     
  11. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    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.
    6" long
    Some sort of tubing cutter?
    Leather working tool?
    The punch is hollow, but doesn't seem to be tooled to be a leather punch.

    Cutter.jpg
    cutter2.jpg
     
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  12. Grimly

    Grimly XS650 Addict Top Contributor

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  13. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I like their sales pitch, "Get a Grip".
     
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  14. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Those are for fastening round leather sewing machine belts, have a pair just like em somewhere.
     
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  15. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  16. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    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.
     
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  17. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  18. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Wow, that was an obscure tool.
     
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  19. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Cool video!
     
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