Antique metal tool is a mystery to owner. Can you help?


Hello from Hazard!
Charlie Wilson, North Canton, submitted Item No. 1150. He emailed us to say he has been working on old autos for 47 years, and he has never seen a distributor or point set that this could be used to do anything with, as some have guessed.
He writes, “I believes it could be an automotive tool, because of the K.D. name stamped on it, but there could be other K.D. companies, as was suggested by the “pocket watch” guess.
This tool appears far too big to do anything inside a pocket watch, but maybe it could do something on a larger clock mechanism? An old mechanic friend once guessed it may have been used to repair early auto door lock mechanisms, but I’ve never been able to confirm that guess either.”

Wilson also has a nearly identical item to No. 1152, which to his knowledge was created for greasing brake cables on cars. We revealed it was an old greaser or oiler.
Gailey Henderson, of Williamstown, West Virginia, submitted this item.

Charles Myers says Item No. 1153 is a hot patch machine for tire tubes. He says you light it with a match, and it gets hot.
Wendell Cole, of Lisbon, Ohio, agrees with Myers and says it looks like a clamp for applying a hot patch to an inner tube.
Gary Ruggles submitted the item.

Richard Bader, of Middletown, New York, picked up Item No. 1154 at an auction. It is 8 inches long, and the wooden handle moves up and down with a hole in the bottom.
Do you know what it is? Email us at; or by mail to: Hazard a Guess, c/o Farm and Dairy, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460.


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