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2281. 16" tall:
2282. 14" tall, these are made of sheet metal and are hollow:
2283. 11-1/2" tall, sent in by a visitor who is looking to find the purpose of this device:
There is 2-1/4" clearance between the blades and the slotted base.
Text on it reads “Made in Italy” and “Kalian – N.Y.C. 5177”.
2284. Around 10-1/2" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:
2285. Two partial shots:
2286. 29" long:
2281. This was part of a display of riverboat gambling devices in a museum:
2282. These are rivet catchers, used by riveters building ships, bridges or skyscrapers to catch the white hot rivets thrown from the worker at the forge:
One can be seen very briefly at 20:10 in this video on the Empire State Building:
2283. Haven't yet been able to verify the purpose of this device:
2284. A mailing machine, used to put addresses on newspapers or magazines, it has a glue roller and a blade for cutting the paper, patent number 1,513,876:
2285. These are both Archimedes type egg beaters, they work in the same way as the Archimedes drill, if you hold the handle and move the center part up and down it causes the business end to spin:
2286. An Edmund Draper triple armed protractor that was used by army engineers in the 1800s:
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Thursday, June 30, 2011
Posted by Rob H. at 4:00 AM
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2282. Forms for shaping sugar.ReplyDelete
2282:Slump testers for concrete? Fill one with wet concrete, put it down, lift the form, and then measure how much the concrete slumps. Used to make sure that the consistency of the concrete is right.ReplyDelete
2282 - Rivit toss, used in shipyards and bridge buildingReplyDelete
2286: a precision tool for measuring angles.ReplyDelete
2285 Electric heating elements?ReplyDelete
2282 - if they are for rivets, it's to catch them, not toss them.ReplyDelete
>2286: a precision tool for measuring anglesReplyDelete
>2285 Electric heating elements?
>2282 - Rivit toss, used in shipyards and bridge building
>2282 - if they are for rivets, it's to catch them, not toss them.
Rivet catchers is correct.
2285 looks like old fashioned hair wave tools. Or the top one does.ReplyDelete
Or Carpet beaters.
2283 - I bet this could be used to repair burred phillips-head screws.ReplyDelete
2285 - looks like a potato masher my grandmother had.ReplyDelete
2281 - A lottery wheel?ReplyDelete
2282 - Tiki torch snuffer?
2284 - For making springs?
Someone already got 2286.
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2282 - I misstated about it being a "Rivet Toss". It is probably a "Rivet Woops Drop". After it is caught, and the catcher leans too far forward, and the rivet slides out, it would be a "Woops Drop". My Mistake.ReplyDelete
2283 looks like maybe some sort of cobblers bench tool.ReplyDelete
2285 are kitchen wisksReplyDelete
Thanks for your guesses on 2283, but I may never figure this one out!!!ReplyDelete
It was given to me by my cruel friend!!!!
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