Thursday, March 29, 2012

Set 434

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2515. 6-1/2" long:

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2516. 13" long:

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2517. 10-1/2" long:








































2518. 7" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:





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2519. 9" long:

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2520. 16" long:

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Answers:



2515. A Harley Davidson motorcycle fender ornament:

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2516. Not sure about this tool, possibly for expanding/extracting a barrel bung, or for splitting a piece of wood:

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2517. A hand cannon that is missing its handle, it was an early form of firearm:








































2518. A miner's plummet, the lighted wick was sighted with a transit by surveyors when doing layout work in dark mineshafts:





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2519. A slide hammer or slap hammer, probably for use by a tinsmith or sheet metal worker, or it could have been used for making a hole in rock. In use, the hammer head was held in one hand with the other end of the tool placed against the work piece, the sliding ball was then used to drive the tool to create a hole in the rock or piece of metal.

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2520. A vintage animal trap, an animal that made it past the hooks to get the bait would have been prevented from leaving by the hooks:

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6 comments:

  1. 2515 Hood ornament of a car..

    2516 to remove screws having a ripped off head

    2517 a muzzle loader cannon/mortar barrel?

    2519 a war hammerweapon?

    2520 is a dont'know...

    B.

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  2. 2516 Barrel bung extractor.
    2520 Humane animal trap.

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  3. 2515: Fender ornament for a motorcycle.

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  4. 2517 looks like a hanging oil lamp, made out of a brass plum-bob.

    2515 looks like a decorative bottle opener, designed to be mounted on a wall, mouth downward.

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  5. 2517. Plum bob for use in an underground mine. Lamp components make it visible in the dark.

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  6. That slide hammer can also be used the other way, holding the handle and pulling the hook.

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