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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nobey, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
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    My Dad opened a Shell Service Station in 1960 and this was included with the inventory of the previous owner.
    We never found out what it was, or what it did, so it sat in the back of the station, unused and forgotten.

    As I was going through Dad's storage, I came across it again...
    and still I don't know what it could possibly be or do.

    It has what looks like an air-fitting with a thick canvas bag attached to it,
    (air-driven vacuum cleaner?)
    Any ideas would be welcome!

    Nobey
     

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  2. el Scotto
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    from Tracy, CA

    Spark plug cleaner
     
  3. FenixSpeedShop
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    Isn't that an old spark plug cleaner? Sand/abrasive type?
     
  4. FenixSpeedShop
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    Beat me to it el Scotto
     

  5. Nobey
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    It has a real wide mouth, where would you put a spark plug?
    Or is there a part missing?
     
  6. 45_70Sharps
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    Dang!! I'm a day late and a dollar short again.
    Many years ago I use to have a little spark plug cleaner kind of like that. A bit newer but the same idea.
     
  7. It's a vacuum cleaner
     
  8. My thoughts exactly. HRP
     
  9. tommyd
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    from South Indy

    I want the yard stick! I vote vacume cleaner.
     
  10. 56premiere
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    from oregon

    Put air to it? Does it suck or blow ?:D
     
  11. autobodyed
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    from shelton ct

    it's a vacuum used for cleaning broken glass out of the bottom of the doors, between seats and other hard to reach places. cool old tool.
     
  12. cad-lasalle
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    from grafton nh

    It's a vacuum cleaner. I bought one in 1973 or 4. It didn't work very well.
     
  13. Lukcarnut
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    from California

    Its a vacuum, I just bought sumthing similar made buy bluepoint, Snapon. lol it works good
     
  14. Lukcarnut
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    from California

    put sum air to it see how it works
     
  15. Nobey
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    I'll try it tomorrow and see what happens. Stay tuned.....
     
  16. The aircraft industry uses them a lot.I have one in my tool box.
     
  17. kiwicowboy
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    from linwood nc

    it's a air op vacuam cleaner
     
  18. hotrod40coupe
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    It's a vacuum cleaner, very common in the aircraft industry.
     
  19. Nobey
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    Thank you guys for all your help. Now I can lie in bed tonight and wonder
    about something else.....Nobey
     
  20. Rattle Trap
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    We have a few like that at where I work. Had a "new" guy that had just started working for us ask how we got the compressor to run backwards. We were all rollin.
     
  21. 29AVEE8
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    A very thin line between the two: "That sucks", "That blows".
     
  22. Bishop Welding
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    from USA

    Its a spark plug vacuum.
     
  23. Ummmmm.....................no
     
  24. I had to think about this for a moment or two, very funny!
    I vote vacuum cleaner.
     
  25. It's not auto related at all.......I pick up golf balls with one in my back yard...
    except mine is blue....its called a golf ball shag bag
     
  26. Floater03
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    from Byron Ga.

    As previously stated, it's an air-vac, works off of shop air. Used and made my own as an A&P mechanic for many years.
     

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