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2479. 3-1/2" long:
2480. 10" long, sent in by someone who is looking to identify this tool:
2481. 25" tall:
2482. 8-1/2" long:
2483. 12" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:
2484. 5-1/4" long:
2479. A fishing alarm for use at night, the light is powered on when the line is taken by a fish:
2480. This tool has a gimlet but we still don't know why it has what appears to be an electrical contact:
2481. A tire bead breaker, it's used in a similar manner to the one in this video:
2482. A punch and cold chisel holder, "a cold chisel is a tool made of tempered steel used for cutting 'cold' metals, meaning that they are not used in conjunction with heating torches, forges, etc."
2483. A slater's axe, it's also called a sax, saxe, slate cleaver, slate cutters' trimmer, slate trimmer, and zax, according to the Dictionary of American Hand Tools it was used to trim and punch holes in roofing slate.
2484. This is a grain sampler, it was used to extract samples from sacks of grain:
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