Thursday, October 16, 2008

Set 254

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1435. The gauge, hammer, and tool on the left are all part of a set:

6" long:

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1436. Approximately 8' diameter, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this one:

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1437. 3" long, from the 1860's:

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1438. 6-1/2" long, submitted by a visitor who is looking to identify these tools:

1439. 8-1/2" long:

One of the handles contains a razor knife, the other has a regular and Phillips head screwdriver.

1440. 2-1/2" long:

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  1. 1440 - trigger lock

  2. 1437. Gun worm.
    1440. Agree with trigger lock.

  3. 1435 -- volt meter for insulated cable -- the hammer is used to hit the probe, the pins at the end pierce cable insulation, then voltage measurments can be taken.

    1437 -- musket tool, screwdriver, wrench, vent prick, & worm

    1439 -- don't know, except for the screwdriver part, it looks like it might be handy for installing carpets

    1440 -- gun trigger lock

  4. 1435: for measuring the dryness of wood?

  5. 1440- Antique water pump handle lock to stop unauthorized use of the well. A padlock fits in the holes when closed.

  6. 1435- piano tuner's meter- place the probes along the piano wires, strike the wire, and read the meter. The other end of the hammer is for adjustment.

  7. 1435-Moisture tester for lumber.
    1436-Some type of primative overhead hoist,perhaps for wagons,carriages?
    1437-Agree with "gun tool"
    1438-Some type of "proprietory"wiring terminal tool?
    1439-Vinyl flooring tool?
    1440-Agree w/firearm trigger lock

  8. >1440- Antique water pump handle lock to stop unauthorized use of the well. A padlock fits in the holes when closed.

    Is this answer for 1431? If so, what type of pump does it fit? I did some searching but didn't find an obvious match for it.

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