Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland

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Alan Wadsworth
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Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland

Post by Alan Wadsworth » 11 Sep 2017, 10:03

Does anyone know what this tool was used for please?

Many thanks, Alan Wadsworth
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webweaver
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Re: Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland

Post by webweaver » 31 Jan 2018, 08:33

Hi Alan
I asked Ted Collins (apparently I've asked him twice!) and he said he doesn't know. Sorry!

Plowman53
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Re: Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland

Post by Plowman53 » 31 Jan 2018, 15:07

Hi Alan,

Sorry but I keep forgetting to check. Somewhere I have a Denny catalog that may give a clue.
I think that it may be the sole plate for a crop divider at the end of a mower cutter bar.

Regards
Bob

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Re: Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland

Post by Cullen » 04 Feb 2018, 11:54

That one's a bit of a mistery isn't it? I have no idea either unfortunately. It looks like it has a very specific use.

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Re: Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland

Post by Plowman53 » 14 Feb 2018, 09:52

Hi Alan,

Still haven't found my Cruikshank of Denny catalog but I've been looking at several of these Denny items over the last couple of days. It's definitely the sole plate from a crop divider that fits to the end of a cutter bar e.g. on a binder. I was looking at two different lengths made by Cruikshank. The complete item has a long tapering wooden rod fitted into it which runs back and upwards from the point for the cut crop to run along it. There's a socket on the sole that fits over the finger at the end of the cutter bar and the wide 'U' end bolt back onto the machine to keep it in place. Sorry I should have taken a photo.
Regards
Bob

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Re: Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland

Post by Alan Wadsworth » 14 Feb 2018, 16:29

Hi Bob,

Thanks for this. Sounds as though it is a simpler version of the more conventional swathe board and swathe stick that you would find at the end of the bar on most cutter-bar mowers. These usually are connected with a sprung bolt to the outer shoe, which is basically a beefed-up version of the end finger.

If you get chance to photograph such a device in situ, then that would be great

Thanks again, Alan

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Re: Denny of Cruikshank, Scotland

Post by Plowman53 » 17 Feb 2018, 08:51

Hi Alan,
Your welcome.
I'll see what I can do regarding an image.
Best wishes,
Bob

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