Thursday, October 21, 2010

Set 359

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2065. Around 7" long:

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2066. Someone bought this set on ebay and would like to find out its purpose:

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2067. 12" long:
































2068. Approximately 6" long:

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2069. 4" diameter, sent in by a visitor is looking to identify this piece of glass:

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2070. About 3' long:

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2065. A hand grip test meter for use by medical personnel:

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2066. A set of auger bit guides, used to keep a bit centered when enlarging an existing hole, to see a diagram of one in use, scroll to the bottom of this site and look on the right page of the catalog.

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2067. A fireman's hose clamp and spanner:

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2068. A woodworker's bench dog or bench stop, used to hold a piece of wood in place while it is being worked on, the left end was driven into the workpiece and the two points were driven into the bench:

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2069. Best guess on this item is that it's a telescope mirror blank:

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2070. A naturalist's cane, it held the microscopes, specimen jars, and all of the other tools and devices. The spike was pushed into the ground so that the cane could be used as a microscope stand.

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8 comments:

  1. 2066 - Gram weights for an apothecary's scale.

    2070 - With the bottom piece screwed on, this would be a walking stick. The spike is exposed to help with icy conditions.

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  2. 2065 - measuring the strength of your hand?

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  3. 2065 is a medical device for measuring grip strength. Used for neurological exams.

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  4. 2065 - Grip strength tester
    2066 - Weight set
    2067 - ?
    2068 - Tree grafting tool
    2069 - ?
    2070 - Mono Pole, like the ones
    used with a camera.

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