Thursday, August 26, 2010

Set 351

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2017. 9" long:

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2018. Someone is looking to find the exact purpose of this cart:

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2019. Approximately 7" long:

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2020. 3-1/2" long:






























2021. 3" long:






























2022. 2-1/8" long, this unidentified item was found in a mechanical room that contains furnaces, thermostats, two water heaters, and a couple electrical disconnects:

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Answers:


2017. This device is a playing card shuffler:

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2018. This cart is probably for moving round hay bales:

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2019. A grain band cutter, for cutting wire, twine, or paper bands from bundles of grain, patent number 231,424:

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2020. A door stop, it is attached to a door as a safety device so a young child's fingers won't get smashed:


























2021. A handle for a combination lock, it supposedly makes it easier and quicker to turn the dial, patent number 295,582:






























2022. A tool for removing a leverset from a door:

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Close-up of the hole through which a retainer is depressed:



Pressing the tip of the bent wire into the hole.



Once the retainer is depressed, the lever set can slide off.



And finally, the lever is removed.





A couple of updates from previous sets:

2006. Two pieces were cast from this mold,



one in solder and the other in wax, they look similar to conduit bushings:







1966. A listening device for finding defects in machines, motors, dynamos, or turbines, the instructions state:
...fix the end of the device (when needed mount the extension pieces together) on the external part of the examined surface such as a cylinder, gearbox, carb, differential, mechanical parts, pipes and so on. Put the membrane to your ear and diagnose by simply listening for defects such as oil deficiency, loose bolts or screws, etc. In danger of electrocution use the red insulated sound finder that neutralizes electricity. When checking for pipe defects hold the device to the raised examinated part such as hydrants. It will work even through brick walls, bitumen and soil to diagnose the defect.
















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12 comments:

  1. 2017. Card Shuffling Machine.

    - Edward

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  2. 2020. Clip for holding tablecloth on picnic table?

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  3. 2022-key for a locked/fixed thermostat like for use in an office or classroom setting to adjust the setting?

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  4. 2019 - a baling wire cutter? Slip in between the bale and the wire until the wire is snagged in the notch, when you pull on the handle the jaw closes and cuts the wire.

    2020 - a napkin holder?

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  5. 2017 Canasta Deck Shuffler
    2018 Straw cart
    2019 I swear I've seen one but can't picture its use--some kind of can opener?
    2022 burner cleaner?

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  6. 2022 -

    Key for a locking lightswitch.

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  7. 2021 - Jar opener?

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  8. I think 2018 might be for hay rolls.

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  9. Re: 2006. So does the center of the mold come out with the casting, then you screw them apart? If it's one piece, how do you get the threading?

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  10. I sent your question to the owner of the mold and will post his answer when he replies.

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  12. The owner of it said, "You turn the handle in reverse and the casting unscrews and pops right out."

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