Thursday, October 25, 2012

Set 464

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2695. Around 4" diameter, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:

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2696. Sent in by someone who found a number of these in central Pennsylvania, local industries have included foundries, brick making, railroad, coal-fired power plant, and coal mining. Dimensions are 3-1/2" sq. x 6-1/4" h. The sheet metal case is lined with asbestos which is blackened with soot. There are traces of ash in the bottom.







































2697. Approximately 3"-5" long:

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2698. 27" long:

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2699. 10" long:

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2700.

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Answers:



2695. This is a Scandanavian nutcracker:

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2696. No answer yet for this item:







































2697. These are all Inuit net spacing gauges, similar ones can be seen in lot #154 on this page:

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2698. This is an animal poke that is missing the part that goes around the animal's neck, the same type of device can be seen in patent number 49,071:




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2699. This is a babbitt bearing scraper, a similar tool can be seen in use on this site:

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Below is another bearing scraper that was posted here a few years ago:

































2700. A reaper that was used for harvesting grain, this device would cut and bundle the crops, as seen in this video:


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7 comments:

  1. 2699. is a bearing scraper for fitting babbit bearings

    2700. is a grain binder. it is set up for pulling down the road(it is narrower in this position) in the picture. it is pulled "sideways"(the wide way) across the field to cut and bundle the grain.

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  2. 2696: for heating up pipe before soldering it? Or for heating up glass tube before bending it?

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