Thursday, October 4, 2012

Set 461

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2677. Approximately 3" long:

2678. 2-1/2" tall:

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2679. Around 12" diameter, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:

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2680. 4-1/2" tall:

2681. 36" long:

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2682. 3-1/2" long:

A later version:


2677. This is a trimmer for use on clarinet reeds:

2678. A "printer's furniture", it was used similar to a quoin to lock type into a frame so it could be put into a press to make prints, patent number 1,336,223:

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2679. This is an exact replica demonstration model of the original Telstar satellite. Launched in 1962, Telstar became the world's first active communication satellite. The real Telstar was 34.5 inches long and weighed 170 pounds. It was spin stabilized and had silver solar cells to generate electrical power.

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2680. A Japanese type 97 fragmentation grenade:

2681. These are pipes from an organ:

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2682. Both of these are teeth from an old thresher:

A later version:

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  1. 2679 a design pattern for a soccer ball!
    2680 wire operated anti personnel grenade
    2681 flutes from an organ?
    2682 a rock bolt?

    1. Correct on the grenade and organ pipes

  2. 2679 a model of a Telstar satellite.

    I concur with anonymous of 5:26 about 2680 and 2681. They look like a grenade and flutes to me.

  3. 2679: Great, now I have the tune "Telstar" running through my head.
    2680 Type 97 Japanese hand grenade, a type used in the Second World War.

  4. I hav bid on an item from listia and no one knows what it could be

  5. 2679: Great, now I have the tune "Telstar" running through my head.
    2680 Type 97 Japanese hand grenade, a type used in the Second World War.gw2 gold
    GW2 Gold

  6. Yes, that is a Japanese Type 97 (1937) frag grenade. This is the grenade of the Japanese army in WWII. Hell, I'd love to buy it as long as its inert.