2263. Around 15" tall:
2264. The largest one is 11-1/2" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:
2265. Sent in by a visitor who found this about twelve inches away from a four foot diameter tree stump:
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2266. Approximately 32" long:
2267. About 10" long:
2268. The part on the left is 7" long:
2263. A dinner pail and lantern, a person could use it light their way as they walked to work, and also to heat their lunch or dinner, patent number 120,442.
2264. These are tools that were used by oyster farmers in Europe:
2265. An old steering wheel column that was used for a stake:
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2266. A Crosley Icy Ball refrigerator, an intermittent heat absorption type of refrigerator that used a water/ammonia mixture as a refrigerant.
2267. No answer yet for this tool:
2268. A Negus patent taffrail log for measuring the speed of a boat.
The instructions on the inside of the box read, “This little Log is designed to use on small craft, with Taffrail close to the water. . .the 50 feet line regularly supplied with this Log will give good results in small vessels, up to a speed of 9 or 10 miles . . .”
Patent number 481,241:
I own a lot of different tool books but the one that I always use first as a reference is the Dictionary of American Hand Tools: A Pictorial Synopsis (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
It has over 4,500 images and is a great book for learning about about a wide variety of tools.
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More than 400 very interesting and unusual 'What is it?' type items:
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