Thursday, November 22, 2012

Set 468

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2719. 12" long:

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2720. The longest piece is 5/8" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:

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2721. 5" tall, the holes go all the way through:

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2722. 7" tall:

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2723. Sent in by a visitor:

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2724. Submitted by someone who is looking to find the purpose of this tool:

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Answers:


2719. A vintage ballot box, the card next to it said, "GAR members would vote with black and white marbles in local elections with ballot boxes such as this one. The meaning of the initials is unknown. The canteen was made to resemble those used by soldiers during the Civil War."

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2720. These are Ninja rocks, which are actually broken shards of a spark plug. "Since they can quickly and almost silently fracture the glass windows on most cars, ninja rocks are increasingly the tool of choice in "smash-and-grab" auto burglaries. They have no traditional association with the ninja or ninjutsu, only being named such due to their "silent but deadly" function in burglaries. In California as of 2003, ninja rocks are explicitly listed as burglary tools, and their possession with intent to burglarize is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1000."

This video shows their effect on a car window compared to a rock and metal nut:





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2721. This is part of a frame that holds a fishing net:

Thanks to Ron in Michigan for this photo
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2722. A crystal radio from the 1920s:

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2723. A Greenlee circle cutter for use on sheet metal by electricians and machinists:

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2724. No verifiable answer yet for this tool, most common guess is that it's for reloading ammo:

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6 comments:

  1. 2719: portable foot heater-humidifier? from a Railroad?
    2720: Insulator?
    2721: Deadeye?
    2724: for corking small (presumably medicinal) bottles?

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  3. 2719: Used only for votes within the GAR Post itself - not for public elections. F. C. & L. means Fraternity, Charity, & Loyalty - a salutation still used by the Sons of Union Veterans.

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