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  • A Spring Leaf Spreader to Oil Each Leaf

    I found this last Friday at an antique shop on my way to Ken's swap meet. It has a slight bend that I should be able to remove on my press.

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  • #2
    Do u think that was the tools original designed use?
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr


    • #3
      Originally posted by Mitch View Post
      Do u think that was the tools original designed use?
      Yep, I've seen them at Hershey and they are also labeled as a spring leaf spreader to oil or grease the springs.


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