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2395. 6" long, an unidentified device, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:
2396. Sent in by a visitor who is looking to find the exact purpose for this tool:
2397. 16" long, the small part can pivot:
2398. 14" long:
2399. Submitted by someone who would like to find the purpose for this stand:
2400. 4" diameter:
2395. Haven't been able to verify any of the guesses for this tool, a lot of people have suggested that it's for crimping metal ductwork or some other material, but the gears are so close together a piece of paper could barely be forced through them.
2396. The most popular guess for this tool is that it's a shingler's hammer, others thought it might be for use on crates:
2397. A tool for opening train windows:
2398. A Brower egg grader/scale, an egg was rolled down the ramp and was graded by its weight which was indicated by the three differently counterbalanced rails.
2399. No answer yet for this item:
2400. "The Magdeburg Hemispheres are a pair of large copper hemispheres with mating rims. When the rims were sealed with grease and the air was pumped out, the sphere contained a vacuum and could not be pulled apart by teams of horses."
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