Electric Capon Tools?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by crperdue, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. crperdue

    crperdue Songster

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    Ran across this and had to grab it.

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    It has two electric tools, a scalpel and a gland remover. I need to find a source of power
    thats 2volts and 20 amps. Ebay has proven useless. Do they even make batteries
    that will work?

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    It also came with these tools:

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    I picked this book up with it. It was published in 1926 by the same guy who made
    the tools, George Beouy of Cedar Vale, Kansas.

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    The tool set did not come with insructions, but I found an Ebay auction for some old
    agriculture papers that happened to include the instructions for this exact set. If I can
    get my scanner to work I'll post the instructions.

    Anyone else think this is cool or am I just weird?
     

  2. eKo_birdies

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    YES... that is way cool! so once you get a power source you are actually gonna give them a try?

    and i think we are all a little weird.. [​IMG]
     
  3. jeb251

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    you should be able to find a transformer that will work, radio shack might be able to get you there
     
  4. scubaforlife

    scubaforlife Songster

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    Universal adapters will go down to 2V I think.
     

  5. jjparke

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    That's cool. I am interested to see how they work.
     
  6. red roo

    red roo In the Brooder

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    be sure you tell radio shack 2v but 20amp is verry verry imp i dont think a new power suply is 20amp but read the box , hope im wrong good luck that is way cool eaven if it dose not work it's still cool history
     
  7. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Songster 11 Years

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    I'd be interested to hear If you come up with a suitable transformer as I have some of the electric tools myself. The old fashioned automotive batteries that had the exposed lead connectors on top joining the cells would work if you could find one. Each cell of an automotive battery is 2V. Wonder if one could figure out how to tap into a modern closed top battery?
     

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