Thursday, July 2, 2015

Set 556

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I'm back to posting for the next three weeks only, just one item per post. If you have an item that you are trying to identify, feel free to send some photos to the address on my profile page.




3242. 27" long, the lower part can be lifted out and moved downward to two other positions, and the upper part can also be adjusted. Take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt.

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Answer:

This item is still unidentified, if you have the answer please post it in the comments below.





















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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Set 555


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3241. Approximately 10" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this item.

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Answer:

This tool is a Morris scissor bench plane, or plow plane, patent number 112,949 states that it was "designed to enable the bit to be run at any desired distance from the edge of a board or panel."









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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Set 554

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I need to take a breaking from working on this site so there will not be any new posts for a while, I'm not sure when I'll start posting again. If you have an item that you are trying to identify, I will be happy to take a look at it. Feel free to send some photos to me at the address on my profile page.




3235. Approximately 7" long:

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3236. 6-1/2" long:

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3237. 14" long:

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3238. 12" long:

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3239. Sent in by a visitor:
























3240. 16-1/2" tall, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt.

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Answers:



3235. This is a watch crystal gauge, used for finding the diameter and depth, patent number 412,631.

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This wooden version of it was posted here many years ago:























3236. Haven't yet found a reference for this clamp, looks like it could have been used for lifting something or attached to the flange of a beam and then used to hang a light fixture etc.

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3237. Also haven't yet verified the purpose of this item, though it most likely would have been used with flour, sugar or any other powder type substance:

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3238. This is a lightning rod that was attached to the top of a building:

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3239. The tool on the left is a slide hammer that was part of a puller set, the other tool is a ball joint separator:
























3240. This is a J.C. Cox Coin Till, the main selling point for it was that it was supposed to stop mistakes and disputes about which coin was given in payment since coins from the last four transactions could be seen through the glass on the right side. The coins were dropped into a slot at the top and progressed down to the next level by means of a brass lever which moved from side to side. Finally the coins were retained in a locked box at the base. The shelves on the left were for counted stacked coins and the bowl was for miscellaneous coins.

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