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1471. 4-1/2" long:
1472. 7-1/2" long:
1473. The object in question here is the large metal ring:
1474. 8" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this one:
1475. Approximately 18" long:
1476. These three devices were all used in the same trade:
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