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2809. Approximately 8" long:
2811. 7-1/4" long:
2812. Someone from Australia is looking to find the purpose of this item:
2813. 6" long, submitted by a visitor who would like to identify this wooden piece:
2814. 22" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win one of their funny T-shirts:
At its narrowest the slot is 1-1/2" wide:
2809. This is a "suspension spring for a lamp", for raising or lowering a chandelier or large lamp, patent number 76,317:
2810. A bison leather football:
2811. This is probably a fish scaler, other guesses for it include:
-a jar wrench
-a corn sheller
-for stripping material
-a curry comb
2812. This one is also still unsolved, several people have suggested that it's for cleaning:
-copy machine components
-interchangeable hard disk platter in cartridges
Someone also suggested that it could be for use with developing and fixing solutions in a darkroom.
Just recently heard from the owner that the tool was found in a cabinet that had small wheels and measured about 18"H x 24" x 24", he liked the theory that they were used on copy machine parts or movie film since the cabinet was the right size for holding a copier or projector.
2813. Yet another unidentified item this week, guesses for it:
-an African scepter
-an arrow straightener
-wall mounted support for small flags or torches
2814. This is a stand for a bicycle, either a penny farthing or a standard bike:
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