Thursday, March 1, 2012

Set 430

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2491. 3-1/4" long:







































2492. The part on the left is 12" long:

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2493. Around 5" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:

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2494. About 9" long:

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2495. 6" long, sent in by a visitor who is looking to find the purpose of this box:
































2496. 20" tall:

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Answers:


2491. The patent calls it a saw set but it's actually a saw swage, used with a hammer to press the teeth outward to widen them, patent number 392,388, the original patent is number 165,464:







































2492. A woodworker's clamp, "adapted to bring to and hold in place boards or planks which when in their final position are curved or present irregular surfaces, the invention being intended particularly for use of boat-builders in bringing to place the external planks of the hull and holding the same while they are being permanently secured." Patent number 690,175:




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2493. An M15 Grenade Launcher Sight:
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2494. A roofing double seamer, the base "offers 2 different heights for closing and locking seams. The seamer can also be used as a backstop for bending purposes." See page 47 of this publication for an illustration of how it was used to form a double-lock standing seam with just a mallet.

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2495. This box was made for holding magazines:
































2496. This is a Smith Wheel Motor, it's a single cylinder air cooled one horsepower engine that was attached to a bicycle.

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13 comments:

  1. #2495 is a magazine box, used to store multiple issues of a magazine on a shelf. At 6", I'd guess this was made to fit the original size of something like Readers' Digest or TV Guide.

    The taller side would face out on the shelf. The circular hole lets you pull the box out without disturbing books or other boxes on either side.

    Here's a link to a version from Ikea, made from cardboard, but in exactly the same shape as your photo. Magazine File

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    1. Thanks, looks like this is correct.

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  2. 2493: M15 grenade launcher sight. Missing the round piece with ranges written on it that screws into the stock of the rifle.

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  3. 2496 Perhaps a gas engine for bicycle.

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    1. Good answer, it's a Smith Wheel Motor.

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  4. 2494 A tinsmith's roofing double seamer.

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  5. 2492 - The business end of a chain clamp (missing the cup on the end of the screw)
    other end is a static clamp with a chain attached. Any of the chain links will slip into the recess shown in your inset.
    Great for door work.

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