Thursday, March 15, 2012

Set 432

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2503. 8-1/2" long:

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2504. 51" long, someone found this cart in an auto repair shop and sent in the photos, looking to find if it's for a particular purpose:

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2505. 6" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this device and a chance to win a T-shirt:



































2506. 5' long, sent in by a visitor, this unidentified item was photographed in a museum:



































2507. 4" long, made of metal:






























2508. 12" long:

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Answers:



2503. A Leytool Micro Divider Setter, it was for use by a machinist when scribing lines in metal during layout.






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2504. Haven't been able to verify a particular purpose for this cart but people have reported them being used for holding old engine testing machines and also for holding rolls of masking paper.

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Text on it reads "Chesley Industrial Inc, Michigan".

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2505. A Pro Pitch Gauge, made by The Classic Company, for measuring the angles in the holes of bowling balls:



































2506. A section of Marsden Matting, also called PSP Landing Mat, it was used primarily for the rapid construction of temporary runways and landing strips.



































2507. A cigar box lid holder for use in a store display, patent number 1,295,119:






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2508. A Scutch Hammer and Scutch Combs, used for:
-cutting rock, marble, or concrete
-trimming stones
-shaping, and chasing out channels.

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8 comments:

  1. 2506
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsden_Matting

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    1. Thanks, looks like you nailed it.

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  2. This neatorama thing is a Pitch Gauge for bowling ball holes

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  3. 2508 Newer version of a Crandall hammer used to dress building stone.

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  4. 2506 Also known as perforated steel plank (PSP).
    Developed initially for runways in war zones. In Viet Nam conflict it was used by all sides for roofing substrate to cover bunkers.
    -RS

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  5. 2507: Is it a button stick? The military is big on having the various brass buttons, buckles, fittings and ends of ones equipment polished up but not with having polish on the canvas webbing. So you'd use a template to keep the polish off of the webbing.

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  6. 2504 is a luggage cart

    2506 is a section of snap-together walk way.

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  7. # 2507 Looks like another can-opener combination tool thingee.

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