Hello, I found in the drawer of an old workbench this strange tool without marking. This looks like a multi-function tool, a small saw that can enter the handle (partially) and locks with a small lever, a key-shaped head (9 mm) and a square hole of 6 mm. a length of 107 mm. It is in stamped iron, and a sphere flattened at one end. Could you help me find out if this is a craft tool and any other information (date, manufacturer etc …)? Thanks in advance
Ha !! Well I would not have guessed that !! Our keyhole saws are different although from that door plate yours is earlier !! I was raised on a construction site as my Dad was a carpenter/builder !! Most of the tools in the last pic I am quite familiar with !! Did you get the brace/hand drill to use them ?? No,, I would say you are correct in its use !!
Hello, I am from Belgium and I live on a houseboat. The tool was in the drawer of the set among other old tools (keys, hammer, wrenches) in the engine block. But it’s not a boatman’s tool! After long research and the help of several friends, I think I found what it is! It’s a keyhole saw. We found a picture of this tool in the catalog of an old auction on the page: CABIN FEVER ANTIQUE TOOL AUCTION March 13, 2010 at No. 29 (photo 1) http://www.greatplanestrading.com/StP10-1/CF_StC10.htm In fact, the tool includes a square hole of +/- 6.5 mm and a “key” of +/- 9 mm (photo 2). This corresponds to the square rods of the old door latches. This tool is used to make the keyhole in the wood of the door. Since most of the doors had a latch seal also included the keyhole (photo 3), it was therefore necessary to remove the latch on one side and its lining to drill and shape the keyhole, so we did not know. not open the door. So we left on the other side of the door the handle with the square iron that could actuate the strike, and on the side where we worked, we used the tool as momentary handle to actuate the rod … Square hole also served as a “tool holder” for wooddrill and wood chisels and gouges as in picture 4. I guess these explanations seem ok but I can be wrong!