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2401. 27" long:
2402. 29" tall:
2403. 12" long, sent in by a visitor who is looking to find the purpose for this tool:
Text on it reads "Expan. S. C. Co. Yonkers, N.Y. Pat. Apr 30, 1929," every patent for the date has been checked but none are a good match:
2404. 28" long:
2405. The base is 4" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:
2406. 8" long:
2401. A brake actuating mechanism for a train, patent number 578,573, text on it reads "Lindstrom Lever Handle, The Dayton Mfg. Co., Dayton, Ohio."
2402. A liquor cabinet, the slotted holes are for glasses and the other holes are for bottles:
2403. A clamp for joining two posts end to end when making scaffolding, patent number 1,710,842:
2404. A brush clearing ax, it was used like a machete:
2405. A snail inkwell with a pen rack on the top:
2406. A cork puller:
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