Thursday, March 14, 2013

Set 484

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2815. Approximately 1-1/2" long:


























2816. 14" long:

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For use when building or working on a house.


























2817. Someone is looking to find the purpose of this device:

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2818. Around 10" diameter:

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Photographed in a sporting goods store.

































2819. 18" long, submitted by a visitor who would like to identify this item:

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2820. 4-1/2" and 5-1/2" long, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses and a chance to win one of their funny T-shirts:

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Answers:


2815. An ancient Greek lead sling bullet from the 4th century BC, the text on it means "take that" or "catch":


























2816. A weatherboard gauge, it was used to hold weatherboards while installing them and also make sure that they were properly aligned, patent number 119,200:

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2817. No answer yet for this device:

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2818. A media sifter, after polishing brass cartridges, this device can be used to separate the cartridges from the polishing media:

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2819. Haven't been able to verify any of the guesses for this one, the answer that was suggested the most was that it's a shield for use by a soldier when polishing brass buttons.

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2820. These are shepherd's crook crosscut saw set spiders or saw set gauges, they were used to check the amount of set (bend) in saw teeth. Before using these gauges, a saw set tool would have been used to slightly bend the teeth of a saw, this allows the blade to continue cutting without dragging on the newly cut wood. A saw set spider can be seen in use on this site if you scroll just over half way down the page.

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8 comments:

  1. 2815: Sling bullet
    2819: Button stick (to protect one's jacket when polishing brass buttons)

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  2. 2818 Classifier, used to separate larger rocks from material you are panning for gold.

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  3. 2819 - I don't think that this item would have been used for Military buttons,primarilary because of its thickness.
    The button sheilds are usually thin brass or plastic.
    The other give away would be the lack of residue from the polish which most times would go behond the edge of the button.

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  4. 2818 is a Lyman Turbo Sifter
    B.

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  5. 2819: I actually suspect that this is a modern reconstruction made for Civil War reenactors. The wood looks new and wooden button shields are reasonably common for civil war reenactors. Certainly most 20th century button shields are brass or plastic.

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  6. 2817: a grinding wheel dresser

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  7. 2817: Is it possible it is missing parts? It looks like it could be part of a raisin seeder.

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    1. I don't know if it's missing parts or if it's a raisin seeder, but will pass your idea on to the owner of it.

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