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Offline HarrySmith

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Strange Tool Listed As Payphone Vise Grip??
« on: October 22, 2017, 02:15:50 PM »
Juat came across a strange tool that the seller has listed as a payphone vise grip. I don't think he is assuming correctly. Anyone have an idea of what they might really be?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/362138358286
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Re: Strange Tool Listed As Payphone Vise Grip??
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 02:46:57 PM »
Seller description:

"I am not sure what these are but they are marked that they were once owned by GTE phone company. I purchased them with a bunch of other phone equipment at an auction. There were a bunch of Lineman tools and payphones at the auction. The tools have a hydraulic pump on them that brings the center piece out to apparently tighten or grip something. The width of the item seems to be about the size of a payphone."
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Offline Ktownphoneco

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Re: Strange Tool Listed As Payphone Vise Grip??
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 05:11:54 PM »
I believe they're a hand hydraulic crimper tool for 3M splicing modules.

eBay Link to the tool : 

     https://www.ebay.com/itm/3M-MS2-4036-25-Self-Contained-Hand-Hydraulic-Crimper-for-MS2-Modules-NICE-/132313810911

?nma=true&si=T4x8xMQ2gLBiEnSiHEaOa0TvIz4%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Link to 3M Splicing Module :  http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/39986O/3m-ms2-splicing-modules-family-brochure.pdf

The tool & splicing module appear to be related to the telecommunications industry, but I don't see any connection to payphones.

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Seller description:

"3M MS2 Hand-Held Self-Contained Hydraulic Crimper for MS2 Modules in very good working condition. Sells new for over $1400

Exactly as shown. There is a tear in the black vinyl cover of the rapid advance lever 3M Hand Crimper is a self-contained, pistol-gripped crimper that is perfect to crimp 3M MS Modules in a 3M Splicing Head 4041"

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Re: Strange Tool Listed As Payphone Vise Grip??
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 07:15:46 PM »
Yes, that looks like it! Good job in finding that. I did not think it was for payphones but apparently it is phone related. Thanks.
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