Long & thin for ID?

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A copper/alloy needle/linkage/utensil of sorts, well it's something? It's 295mm long and the square section shaft is about 3mm across. The jaws are about 8mm wide, still springy and have small opposite holes, the jaws may have originally been parallel or not? It also has a tiny tapered hole at the other end.
The land has previously been both cultivated and pasture, not sure if it is farming related or not? It's vaguely like a bodkin but maybe not one? Likely just scrap and not too old, yet still curious? Any ideas?
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Darn it I know I’ve seen one of those before :Thinking: I’ll have a think :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:16 pm Darn it I know I’ve seen one of those before :Thinking: I’ll have a think :thumbsup:
Is "Darn it..." a clue. Is it darning or knitting related? :lol:
Or Is it veterinary related?
My first thought was for cleaning a barrel. But too short.
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I'm going for the linkage ID...not sure what though as it doesnt look like its built to take much grief
Pinch of salt needed with my observations though :ugeek: :lol:
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It looks like a mechanical linkage arm quite literally a B.O.A.T Bit Off A Tractor

possibly brake linkage, or hydraulic lever linkage looks favourite and familiar to me, if its any consolation its last century :P

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Steve_JT wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:42 pm Possibly brake linkage, or hydraulic lever linkage looks favourite and familiar to me.
Well I wouldn't want to rely on 1mm linkage pins for stopping! It seems quite light duty with those tiny holes. I wondered if it was perhaps from a lace machine or similar. It's in the scrap now. :thumbsup:
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