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    What was this Pony clamp designed for??

    I got this clamp with a box of stuff at a garage sale last year and cleaned it up a little. The original cup was missing. THe one in the pictures is not a perfect fit but came from a machine leveling foot. I cleaned it up and painted it with hammered silver finish. Just guessing original color may have been the standard orange but original paint was all gone when I got this one. I believe the part number is 39. Can anyone tell me what this one was used for as I am unfamiliar? It stands roughly 16 inches tall and is adjustable like the standard bar clamps are.

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    That is an interesting one and I would send a pic to Jorgensen if you don't get an answer here. Sets your mind going as to what stood on the platform and what got squeezed / pushed with the clamp pad doesn't it?
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    it was designed by the dole company and made for them by pony it was used to de core pineapples
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    I'd guess some sort of press rather than a clamp. The two holes in the bottom arms suggest that maybe a table of some sort was attached to the bottom and it sat on the bench, something was placed on the wooden table and the arm is brought down and the crank is turned to apply pressure. Not much pressure though, as the unit itself is not that heavy duty, compared to say a book press or a veneer press, and the round handle on the screw suggests that you would not be expected to apply much force to it.

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    I have gone through many of the same thoughts about it being a press and having had some sort of table. I have been unsuccessful with internet searches and have not seen another quite like it. May have to quiz Jorgenson on this one although it would make a pretty good juice press with a little bit of addition.

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    I might try the folks over at owwm.org (this would be a whatsit in their "swarf" forum - they're rather particular about that it seems) as there are a few folks there that are quite good at id'ing things.

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    Didn't Larry answer the question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Launier View Post
    Didn't Larry answer the question?
    Yes.. but No..

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    Don't know but first thing to mind was ............ place it over a seam when gluing two boards together. Keeps the joint together and flat?
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    Searching google images, I came across this image...
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    Which linked to an ebay listing that said it was an antique book binding press...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-JORG...-/161021448150

    That said, I'd probably get some good hard flat maple and make a veneer press out of it myself.
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