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Antique Car part? What is it?


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Oldsoul1914
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Apr 10, 2017, 9:29 PM

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Has a button made of rubber, which moves the part up and down (threaded on the end)

Please help!


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 11, 2017, 12:38 AM

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? Good one. I say possible part to go thru a firewall for mechanical brakes once done with rods not hydraulic. Can't be sure but folks doing restorations or making hot rods would about always convert to more current style hydraulics and toss this stuff out.


First pic shows mold markings might get you to which vehicles it fit? Because of the flattened rivet like ends I'd say a car not brakes for pre engine driven machine,


T



Oldsoul1914
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Apr 11, 2017, 3:38 PM

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Thank you very much! It has a gold leaf/paint ring around the button area which makes me think it was for a car. It is also marked 170 on 2 different spots. I almost thought it might be an antique doorbell ringer. Thanks for your input, will continue to be a mystery!


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 11, 2017, 11:17 PM

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There's a chance this isn't a car part at all rather to other assorted moving things even a large door. Bring it to an antique dealer not just for automotive rather all things old. The mold marks prove it isn't just a one time blacksmith handmade things done all the time too.


Hobby of mine still - most of it. #1 - don't clean it up! It probably isn't worth much just an "Object D'Art" now better if you know exactly what it was for,


Tom


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I found an old GM demo (1935) on how mechanical brakes work if bored enough to watch a 6 min. video. It shows quickly the assorted and adjustable pivot "things" involved many resemble your item. Because of the rubber part is why I thought of a part at brake pedal itself not at the wheels...........
Click > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnfqr3dKirU



(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Apr 12, 2017, 12:33 AM)






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