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2461. 24" long:
2462. 10" long as seen below:
2463. Someone found this in a house they just moved into, it fits into a light socket and then a bulb can be screwed into the open end:
2464. 12-1/2" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:
This part is 3-1/2" x 3":
2466. Sent in by a visitor who would like to find out if this rule has a specific purpose:
It's 17" long when open and has 14 cm increments on the inside and 14 inch increments on the outside:
2461. A tire spreader from the 1940s, used to hold open a tire so it could be inspected and repaired, a tool used for a similar purpose can be seen in patent 1,571,376.
2462. A nutcracker:
2463. A smoke detector, the owners were unsure of its purpose until they tested it with smoke and the alarm was triggered:
2464. A meat cleaver with an attached combination tool:
The uses for the tools are:
2. Meat tenderizer
3. Ice chipper
4. Bottle opener
5. Can opener
6. Alligator wrench
2465. This is the smoke stack of the recently capsized Costa Concordia:
2466. This was probably used to measure a person's shoe size:
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