Thursday, November 3, 2011

Set 413

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2389. 7" long, take a look at Neatorama for a lot more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:

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2390. The item in question here is the 72" long wooden piece between the rifles:

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2391. 12" long, the C shaped part can rotate almost 360 degrees:

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2392. 7" long, an unidentified tool that was sent in by a visitor:




























2393. 20" tall, someone found a few dozen of these in a box and would like to find out what they're for:

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2394. 4" long:

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Answers:


2389. A saw oiler, pulling the trigger releases some oil to lubricate the saw, patent number 1,512,080:





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2390. A Confederate Civil War pike with a 15" retractable blade:


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2391. A staple puller "for pulling staples from fence posts which fastens or holds the wire thereto," patent number 656,711:





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2392. This tool was probably used with springs, similar to brake spring pliers:




























2393. No verifiable answer yet for this item:

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2394. A Ft. Wayne Auto Specialty Company locking device for motor vehicle steering wheels, the ring fits around the steering column and the U shaped part locks one of the spokes. The two screws that hold the ring to the steering column are thin so that when they are overly tightened, the heads break off in order to make the ring difficult to remove, patent number 1,300,348:





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8 comments:

  1. 2390. seems to ba an adjustable rifle rest stick...

    Berhard

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  2. 2394: Steering wheel lock?

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  3. long thing looks like a taper for lighting candles... or cannons?

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  4. 2390: Spear with a retractable blade? From the appearance and surrounds possibly a take home from the expedition to quell the Boxer Rebellion.

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  5. >2390: Spear with a retractable blade
    >2394: Steering wheel lock

    These are both correct

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