Thursday, July 5, 2012

Set 448

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2599. Approximately 48" diameter:

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2600. Around 10" long, sent in by a visitor who is looking to find the purpose of it:

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2601. 5" long, this tool has three different uses:


















2602. 6" long, another unidentified tool:

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2603. About 5' diameter, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:

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2604. The largest one is about 7" diameter:

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Answers:



2599. A mule powered bark grinding stone that was used to pulverize slabs of peeled tree bark which produced tannic acid for the tanning of hides for leather used in the making of shoes, saddles, harnesses, etc.

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According to the museum this device was also part of the bark grinding process:

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2600. A Heyco bushing compression tool, made by the Heyman Mfg. Co., it was used to install power cord protective bushings in metal panels.

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2601. This is a paint can opener, a bottle opener, and a holder for two paint cans to make them easier to carry, patent number 2,743,046:





















2602. A device for filling pipe joints, patent number 948,686:





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2603. The sign on the tree next to this one says "Salt kettle, used to make salt by boiling salt laden water at Saltville, Virginia. President Lincoln ordered this "salt works" destroyed during the Civil War, and four generals did so, after capturing it. This kettle was destroyed by knocking a hole in the bottom, but it was soon repaired and put back in use."

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2604. According to the owner these are targets for practicing with firearms, but someone wrote and said that they are actually "frying pan" or "pancake" pipe line blanks, for blanking off product lines in manufacturing processes. They are installed in the lines between flange fittings to prevent product flow in the lines while doing maintenance or repair.

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12 comments:

  1. 2601 a combination of a lid lifter, a cap lifter and a line grip?
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  2. 2601 Yes, for opening paint cans, removing bottle caps but also allows you to comfortably carry 2 paint cans at once.

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    2. These three uses are correct

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  3. The Heyco tool is for installing and removing electrical cord strain reliefs from appliances.

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  4. 2602:
    The angle is not 90° .. maybe it is for gluing triangular or pentagram shaped picture frames?
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  5. 2603 A maple syrup rendering pot?

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  6. 2599 looks to me like a mill. The center of the brick circle on the ground has a hollow stump, in which the end of the post near is it put. The axle going through the stone the sits horizontally, and is pulled or pushed by beasts of burden around the outside, rolling the stone around within the brick circle. This will crush/mill any grain on the ground under the stone.

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    1. You have the right idea but it's not for grain

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  7. Are 2599 and/or 2603 related to flax-processing?
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  8. 2603 - Burgoo kettle, for cooking Burgoo, of course. Not for cooking 'lasses, It think. Sorghum is cooked in large, flat pans to increase the water cook-off.

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