Thursday, December 11, 2008

Set 262

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1483. Submitted by a visitor who is looking to find the purpose of this box:

12" wide x 9" deep x 9-1/2" tall:

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1484. 8-1/2" long:

1485. 8-3/4" long:

1486. 12" long, sent in by a visitor:

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This tool has two circular blades, as seen in these patent drawings:

1487. 11-7/8" long:

1488. Another unidentified tool submitted by a visitor, around 10" long:

The holes are threaded on just one end:


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  1. 1484-throwing knife
    1486-sheet metal crimper?
    1487-lawn aerators that clamp on your shoes

  2. thussici1484. agreed,throwing knife
    1485.rivit tongs, for hot ones

  3. 1483 -- perfume case
    1484 -- throwing knife
    1485 -- lobster claw cracker
    1486 -- cutting strips of leather (belts)
    1487 -- lawn aerator

  4. 1483 is for barware. The squares on the bottom held bottles, and the top row on the doors is for shotglasses, the bottom row held small stemware.

    Otherwise, I would say ab2rc has them right.

  5. 1487 Lawn aerator, and let me tell you they don't work. Even in not very hard soil, the tines bend, the sole cracks, and the damn things fall to pieces, after only a few steps. I did get my money back, though. Perhaps if the entire thing were made from titanium?

  6. 1486 look like a letter opener like i have at work

  7. Correct answers so far:

    1483. Bar ware, for holding liquor and glasses

    1484. A throwing knife

    1486. Letter opener

    1487. Lawn aerator