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2749. Approximately 36" diameter:
2750. 14" long:
2751. Over 12 feet long:
2752. Around 24" long:
2753. 6" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win a T-shirt:
2754. This is a museum display, I'm mostly interested in the two small pieces in the foreground, no one has been able to determine their purpose:
2749. A surveyor's Land Measuring Instrument, when rolled along the ground the counter would show the distance in feet, patent number 2,121,867:
2750. This is a clamp for holding a log on a one-man bucksaw, also called a drag saw, patent number 420,115:
2751. A hand for a large clock with a 15' diameter dial, made by Verdin:
2752. No answer yet for this tool:
2753. This is a grapefruit knife, patent number 2,637,899:
2754. The plaque at the museum said this was a 'German Bleeder Set', the two glass items are blood-letting cups and the three large brass devices are multi-bladed mechanical scarificators. Haven't yet identified the two small parts, the one on the left looks like it could fit into the holes of the other piece. Closest that I could find to them is the small ring torch on this page.
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Posted by Rob H. at 4:00 AM
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2751 looks like the hand of a tower clockReplyDelete
2752 could be a spanning tool...
Correct on 2751Delete
guessing here, is 2749 a wheel for measuring distances? Considering the cupping and scarifyers in the back ground, I'd guess that the bras devices in the foreground are handles for cranking down on torniqits.ReplyDelete
Yes, 2749 is a land measuring instrument. Still not sure about the brass pieces in 2754 but I'll do some searching on your idea.Delete
2753 I think "Parrot Head"'s answer at neatorama is the most plausible one...ReplyDelete
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2752 resembles tools I've seen for yanking posts out of the ground.ReplyDelete