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1819. 23" long, this is a reproduction of something that was made in the late 1700s:
1820. 19" long, submitted by a visitor who is looking to identify this tool:
It's also stamped "Made in Germany"
1821. 3-3/4" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this one and a chance to win a T-shirt.
Turning the red part pulls the end pieces into the cylinder and brings them closer together:
1822. Another unidentified device, about 9" long:
1823. Around 12" long:
1824. 24-1/2" long:
1819. A whirling grill, it revolves and has indented grooves designed to carry the fat to the drip pan where it was collected by removing the top and tipping the base.
1820. I agree with the idea that it's a universal handle that is used with various garden tools such as shovels and forks. Other suggestions for it:
-manhole cover lifter
-industrial sized staple remover
1821. A watch crystal removing and replacing tool, it was made to remove plastic crystals in order to obtain access to the movement for repair or cleaning through the front face of the watch without removing the bezel, patent number 3,074,156.
1822. Haven't been able to verify any of these guesses for this device:
-engine speed regulator
-adapter to convert steam pressure into rotary power
-gas flame controller
1823. A weeder that is used to cut weeds below the surface of the ground:
1824. A duck strap game carrier for use by hunters
This fence anchor was posted over five years ago, at that time I didn't have the patent for it, below are two drawings that show how it was used.
The anchor was created to "retain the lower edge of a fence in its normal position, thereby preventing any cattle from getting under the fence."
Patent number 837,992
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