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2725. 15" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:
2726. 10" to 37" long:
These next three were all sent in by people who are looking to identify their items.
2727. 9" long:
2728. 11" long, text on it reads "Made in USA ; Bristol, Newark NJ; Pats. pending":
2729. This belonged to someone's great grandfather:
2730. 60" tall:
2725. A Depth Gauge "for sounding in depths of from one hundred fathoms", it was manufactured by John E. Hand & Sons. The directions read: "Place gauge in sinker, cap end up. Allow the whole to run out until it bottoms, wind in, remove gauge from sinker. Hold gauge vertically, unscrew cap and measure water in gauge with one of the scales (first chalk surface of scale,) the highest wet point on scale will indicate sounding in fathoms." Patent number 1,282,075
2726. A rivet spacer that was made for spacing rivets on aircraft, though it could be used for spacing anything else:
2727. An EX-2000 pliers tool for servicing termite control stations:
2728. This is probably a carving fork/meat holder for use with a roast or ham:
2729. This is most likely a bodhran tipper, which is a type of drum stick for playing a bodhran drum, or it could possibly be a beater for an African drum:
2730. An M1921 combination small arms rack, circa 1925, twenty M1903 or M1917 rifles fit into the lower section while twenty M1923 revolvers fit into the upper section. It was designed and manufactured at the Rock Island Arsenal Pattern Shop.
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