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2773. Approximately 20" diameter, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win one of their funny T-shirts:
2774. 50" tall:
2775. 48" long:
2776. 6" long, sent in by a visitor who would like to identify this item, it was filled with sand, possibly a lions head next to the ax:
2777. Around 2-1/4" diameter:
2778. Send in by someone who would like to find the exact purpose of this wrench:
2773. This is a lantern shield, it was in use during the Italian Renaissance (15th and 16th century Italy). Its defining feature is a small circular shield with a hook on the back from which to hang a lantern, its light shining through the hole was intended to blind the opponent at night or in duels fought at dawn.
2774. A case for transporting golf clubs:
2775. A wrench for shutting off a water main:
2776. This is a traditional Roman symbol called a Fasces, it symbolized the power and authority of magistrates, and suggested strength through unity; a single rod is easily broken, while the bundle is very difficult to break. It was used as a symbol of the Roman Republic in many circumstances, including being carried in processions, much the way a flag might be carried today. It can also be found on the tail side of a Mercury dime.
2777. A Beuscher pipe cleaner, patent number 3,387,614:
2778. An automotive Thorsen 302 distributor wrench, both ends are 5/8":
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