Thursday, April 15, 2010

Set 332

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1903. 19" long:

1904. 8" long:

1905. 10" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this one and a chance to win a T-shirt:

1906. 42" long:

1907. These two structures were used for a specific purpose:

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1908. 10-1/2" x 3-1/2":


1903. A corner brace, also called a gear frame brace or angle brace, it's used for drilling a hole near a wall or corner where there isn't enough clearance for a regular brace.

1904. A burner for an old gas stove:

1905. A bacon rack or bacon hanger, for hanging a slab of bacon in a smokehouse:

1906. This tool was meant to be used for shoveling coal into a furnace, the enclosure form is intended to prevent scattering the coal in the room in which the furnace is located, patent number 2,141,007.

1907. These are both corn cribs, used to dry and store corn.

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1908. A Parker Foundation Fastener, used by beekeepers to apply foundation to a comb box that is to be placed into a beehive, the wax foundation helps the bees draw out a regular comb.

A few years ago I posted this foundation press which was used to make foundations for the combs:

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  1. #1903 -- Corner Brace -- for drilling near floor, ceiling or wherever you could not get a full rotation from a standard brace

    #1904 -- burner from a gas stove

    #1905 -- tie/belt hanger

    #1907 -- corn crib, used for drying corn

  2. Yep, I agree with #1903 and #1907
    Some sort of specialized hand drill and corn cribs.

  3. 1903: concur with above, likely used for 45-degree holes in timber framing or boat-building.

    1904: possible sprinkler head, too.

    1905: concur, possible candle dryer, as well.

    1906: ash shovel, for hot coals?

  4. I agree with everyone....but 1906 is clearly a dog poo scooper/lacrosse stick.

  5. 1907 looks like a corn crib - Oh I see someone else said that. :/ Frau

  6. Correct answers so far:
    1903. Corner brace
    1904. Stove burner
    1907. Corn crib

  7. 1905-"Jerky" hanger for inside meat smoker?
    1908-Fish holder for cleaning fish?Or leatherworkers vise?

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  10. My father knew what 1908 Parker Foundation Fastener was, I found one in his attic and he remembered my grandfather using it