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2239. 7" diameter:
2240. Around 14" long:
2241. About 15" tall:
2242. 12" long:
2243. Sent in by a visitor who would like to find the exact purpose for this item:
2244. 25-1/2" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this tool and a chance to win a t-shirt:
2239. A gimbaled oil lamp for use on an old ship:
2240. A burn bag, this is a container that is used by the government for holding classified documents that are to be burned, one of these can be seen in the famous White House situation room photograph from a few weeks ago.
2241. A roof anchor, it can be temporarily nailed to the top of a roof, a rope can then be attached to it to keep workers from falling off.
2242. Some type of chain tool, still not sure exactly how this Chain-ger was used:
2243. The most popular suggestion for this is that it's a book binder's clamp, though it looks similar to a flask clamp, which is used in foundry work for holding sand casting frames in position.
2244. A logger's rigging hammer or grab maul, used to set and remove a grab hook from a log.
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A few months ago I had posted some wood splitting videos, yesterday I saw another one that I thought was interesting:
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Last week's set is seen below, click here to view the entire post.
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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Posted by Rob H. at 4:00 AM
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2239: For holding a lamp or firepot vertical?ReplyDelete
2240. Bag for holding classified material awaiting destruction. Which would be MUCH easier and neater to use if it wasn't too narrow for 8.5" wide paper to lie flat on the bottom.
I agree with the above.ReplyDelete
2241 - I think is a removable anchor to use for working on roofing
2240. One is supposed to tear a document in half before putting it in the burn bag. Then it fits just fine.ReplyDelete
Blogger did some maintenance on their servers and the comments for this week were lost.ReplyDelete
Since the comments were lost, let me say that putting a rubber band around a log before chopping it is pure genius.ReplyDelete
2243 does not appear to be a clamp at all; speaking from personal experience in hand bookbinding and research on old binding methods I am quite sure it had nothing to with bookbinding.ReplyDelete
I have a Chain-ger as well, #2242, and I'm also trying to figure out what it is used for, other than obviously grabbing a chain of some sort. Any info on it would be greatly appreciated.ReplyDelete
i enjoy your writing ,its so readable ,pleasurable and easy to read .. thx .ReplyDelete