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Mystery Solved: April 2015 Mystery Tool Answers

| 5/22/2015 1:11:00 PM

April 2015 Mystery Tool A

April 2015 Mystery Tool A

A. Beading implement used on tubes/flues in steam engines. Identified by Stephen Clemens, Mazeppa, Minnesota; Dick Kates, Oakland, Iowa; and Mike Garross, Beach Park, Illinois. “The round part in the middle goes in one tube and the far left one goes in the tube that you want to bead,” Mike says. “Beading is the rolling over of the end of the tube. Each time the hammer is raised, it turns the beading tool a small amount. Keep hitting until you have gone all the way around the tube. It will take several passes around to complete the beading.” Photo submitted by John Krock, Kenton, Ohio.


April 2015 Mystery Tool B

April 2015 Mystery Tool B

A. Unidentified. Photo submitted by Virgil Cassill via email.



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