Thursday, March 17, 2011

Set 380

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The first three items in this set were sent in by visitors.

2191. 2-1/2" long:

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2192. 15" long:

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2193. 3" long:


























2194. 15" long:

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2195. 14" long x 9-1/2" high, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this device and a chance to win a T-shirt:

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2196. The red part is 2" long:

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Answers:


2191. An opener for beer or soft drink cans:

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2192. A keyhole saw, any shape can be sawed into the center of a piece of wood by first drilling a hole and then using this saw, patent number 1,240,173, a modern day keyhole saw can be seen here and the similar compass saw on this page.

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2193. A mariner's loadstone compass, it was hung by a string in use, loadstones were first used on ships as a compass back in the 12th century.


























2194. A wooden dealer shoe for holding cards in a casino:

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2195. A cattle stanchion for use when milking a cow or during a veterinary procedure, patent number 1,552,948:

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2196. A blank firing adaptor for an M16, it mounts onto the end of the barrel and when blanks are fired it forces pressure back down the gas tube which operates the bolt to eject and chamber another round. Text on it reads "Assy 8448767 19204".

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9 comments:

  1. 2195. Salesman's sample for milking stanchion.(the cow's head would go into the oval part and it would close on the neck to hold the cow)

    2196. Battery cable clamp puller. To remove battery cable from battery post.

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  2. 2194 A card shoe as used by casinos.

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  3. 2195 - Patent model of milking station.

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  4. 2196 is a blank firing attachment for a M16 rifle.

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  5. 2196 Tool used to pull a a terminal off of an an automotive battery without damaging the battery.

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  6. 2196 is a puller of some sort - could be battery, could be a lot of other things - pullers are one of those things that even if designed for X, they can often be used for Y

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  7. 2196 is a version of blank firing adapter -BFA- for M16 and similar rifles.

    http://www.mapartsinc.com/productsDetail.asp?id=916

    http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/218742000/218742015/pix713889734.jpg

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