Thursday, April 9, 2009

Set 279

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The first three tools in this set were sent in by visitors who are looking to identify them.

1585. Approximately 4-1/2" long:

1586.This Starrett tool is 6-3/4" long from the end of the thick bar to the edge of the gimbal, the movable rod is 6" long:

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1587. 6-3/4" long x 3" wide:

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1588. 8" long, the hammer can pivot 180 degrees:

These last two are from Stan Seevers' collection

1589. 6" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this tool:

1590. 4-1/4" long:

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  1. 1585 Rope tightner
    1588 Paperweight/Note holder
    1589 Rope making tool
    1590 Adjustable gauge for metal thickness

  2. 1586. looks like a tool to check "on -center" for a lathe or mill. We had one that looked a little like this thing. the pattern maker called it a "wiggler"

  3. 1588 A door knocker


  4. anything you carry out is definitely so mystical and exquisite. loved this kind of.