Thursday, October 20, 2011

Set 411

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2377. 4-1/2" tall:

2378. 25" tall:

2379. 8" long:

2380. 11" long:

2381. About 7" tall, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:

2382. 5" long:

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2377. An AMN2 Spadegrip for a Browning Machine Gun, the trigger is the small knurled plate in the center:

2378. A drip torch made by the Panama Pump Company, used for controlled burns by firemen and farmers:

2379. A router plane, used for finishing up shallow mortices such as hinge gains, inlay, doorlocks, and trimming tenons:

2380. A canvas strap wrench, it was made for use on enameled pipe:

2381. A beer growler, before beer was sold in bottles if someone wanted beer outside of the saloon, it was usually draught beer filled and carried out in one of these containers:

2382. A Civil War anesthesia mask, it was constructed in such a way that a cloth could be put on it and then snapped into position, the mask was placed over the patient's nose and mouth and then drops from an ether bottle were dripped onto the cloth:

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This was part of a display titled "The War Against Microbes", in which they stated "In the Civil War, two soldiers died from disease for every one killed in action."

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  1. 2377 looks like a rear part, (handle/trigger) of a machine gun...

    2382. is a part of an applicator for chloroform...

    The others i dont't know...


  2. 2379 looks like a router plane with a broken base.

    I've seen tools similar to 2380 as oil filter wrenches, so I suspect that 2380 is some kind of adjustable wrench for round objects (pipes and things).

  3. 2378 - fire starter for back-burning forest fires, maybe?

  4. 2380- Adjustable strap wrench used on polished or plated work.

  5. 2377 is a spade grip for a Browning 1919 machine gun.

  6. 2377 machine gun handles and trigger
    2378 weed burner
    2380 pipe wrench
    2381 lunch pail

  7. 2377 = Machine Gun trigger/handle - probably from a M2 Browning 50 cal

    2378 weed burner or backfire setting device

    2379 - router plane with broken base

    2380 - a strap wrench of some sort

  8. 2378 - fire starter - used for back-burning. There's one on the fire truck I man!

  9. My grandmother had a scar on her neck from where her sister spilled ether on her. My grandmother was in labor, and her sister was assisting the doctor by dripping ether onto the mask, but her nerves caused her to shake and spill the bottle.

  10. I love the wrenches they look awesome

  11. GREAT recipe! I have started making my own laundry detergent only recently - and love it - but don't have a pretreatment spray - These are EASY ingredients and I'm going to give this a try!!! Thanks for posting it!