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2227. Approximately 48" long:
2228. 6-1/4" long, sent in by a visitor who is looking to find the purpose for this item:
Text on it reads:
BREVE DIN Von S.G.D.G.
EN FRANCE & A L'ETRANGER
2229. About 15" tall:
2230. 3" long:
2231. 3/4" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this one and a chance to win a t-shirt:
2232. Around 30" long:
2227. A barley stumper or barley hummeller, it was "used to remove the awns or beards from barley after it had been threshed by flail or the early threshing machines. The tool was brought down in a stamping motion upon the barley, laid thinly on a wooden floor or heaped against a wall until all the awns had been broken off. It was then collected up with a wooden shovel and tossed up into a draft of air or put through a Winnowing machine to separate the several awns from the barley."
2228. Possibly a cover for an inkwell that was sunk into a desk, other suggestions include an ash tray cover, and part of a peephole for a door.
2229. A drill press with a suction base for making holes in mirrors or glass. These are also used to drill glass aquariums for the installation of bulkhead fittings.
2230. Wood graining combs, for making faux wood grain patterns:
2231. A pet ID holder in the shape of a mythical St. Bernard brandy flask, a piece of paper with the owner's information was placed inside of the holder which was then attached to the dog's collar. Someone discovered this 8" underground when metal detecting in Texas.
2232. This tool was used to tighten sacks of wool, see number 568 on this page.
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